Paraphrasing liberally from the wiki article on Celtic Christianity, at least the following three factors played a role:
Because Ireland had not been part of the Roman Empire, the network of abbeys basically filled a bureaucratic vacuum. They ended up controlling large swaths of land following the growth of the monastic movement in the 6th century, and ...
The names and dates of these archaeological periods can be contested, but as a preliminary, we are concerned here with the:
Nordic Bronze Age (c. 1700 BCE - c. 500 BCE)
Pre-Roman Iron Age (c. 500 BCE - c. 1 BCE)
Roman Iron Age in northern Europe (c. 1 CE – 400 CE)
Germanic Iron Age / Early Christian Ireland (c. 400 – 800 CE)
Kerry L's suggestion of ...
The ships that were used for the transport to Canada were called Coffin Ships. A genealogy page has this to say concerning these vessals
And so the first ships were commissioned and set sail, loaded with
human cargo, for British North America (Canada). Many of these vessels
were overloaded. Each held an average of 300 persons, some two or
You should be aware that Ireland was a neutral country during the Second World War, and Ireland had no overseas colonies. As far as I can see, none of the 151 soldiers in "A" Company of the 35th Battalion of the Irish Army had any experience of active service. This was certainly not a "commando company" or other specialist unit.
While most of the men ...