Irish Crossword Puzzle: Irish History thru 1200

Crossword Puzzle: Irish History thru 1200
by Linda Fulton Burke

ACROSS

1 St Collum Cille founded _____. 563

7 The first megalithic _____ were built. 3000 BC

10 The Viking leader, Turgéis, _______ 845

11 Brian Bóruma was killed at ________, and Máel

Sechnaill II became high king. 1014

13 Conchobar Ua Briain and Diarmait Mac

Murchada laid siege to _________ with 200

ships. 1137

15 A Roman called Ptolemy created a ___ of Ireland

showing rivers, towns and tribes.AD 1-500

16 The ____Age began. 500 BC

18 Diarmait Mac Murchada ________ Dervorgilla,

wife of Tigernán Ua Ruairc. 1152

20 An Irish fleet attacked _______ 1068

22 People began to speak what we call ‘____

Middle Irish’ 1028-1036

25 The Vikings founded ________ 923

26 The Irish and _____ went into Cumberland,

Lancashire and Cheshire in England. 900-911

28 The first Irish monastery was founded at Aran by

St ____. Irish monasteries spread and flourished

for the next 150 years. 490

32 _____ warriors raided Roman Britain. 297-450

33 At this time, people were speaking ‘Archaic ___

Irish. 490

34 Mathgamain mac Cennétig of the Dál Cais

became ____of Cashel. 964

36 The year St ________ s said to have come to

Ireland to spread Christianity.432

39 The _________ passage grave was built around

now.2500 BC

40 At the Synod of Whitby, Irish and _______

Christians argued over the date of Easter. It was

not until 716 that Iona accepted the Roman

Easter. 664

42 Bardic schools set standards for ______and

poetry. 1200

43 St Colum Cille founded _____. 546

44 MacMurchada was able to capture Wexford with

the help of the ________ 1169

45 During these years, Old Irish ____ were in

force.650-750

49 Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair ________banished Mac

Murchada from Ireland, and he fled to Bristol in

England. 1166

51 John of Salisbury visited ____ Adrian IV at Rome

and got permission for Henry II to invade Ireland.

1155

53 Seven __________ Munstermen died at Móin

Mór when the King of Munster was defeated..

1151

54 Máel Sechnaill II ________ Dublin three times.

981, 989, 995

56 Diarmait Mac Murchada obtained complete

______control of Dublin. 1162

58 St. _______of Clairvaux wrote to Diarmait Mac

Murchada, calling him the king of Ireland. 1145

59 Mac Murchada returned to Ireland with _______

soldiers and managed to get back the kingdom

of Uí Chenneslaig. 1167

60 Máel Sechnaill II mac Domnaill, king of ____,

succeeded to high kingship. 980

 

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2 St _____ went out from Iona and founded

Lindisfarne. 635-651

3 St Cíarán founded ____________ . 547-548

4 This was the ______ Age. Many gold ornaments

have been found from this time. 1800 BC

5 This was the period of ‘_________ Old Irish’.698-

700

6 There was forty years of ______, during which

Viking raids died down. 876-916

8 Hugh de Lacy was given _____ kingdom of

Mide.1172

9 Richard de Clare, also called ________,

captured Wexford and married Mac Murchada’s

daughter, Aífe.1170

12 Máel Sechnaill recognised _____Bóruma as high

king of Ireland 1002

14 Many books were written in _____ during this

period. 580-680

17 In 802 and 806 the Vikings ________ Iona.

19 ________, hill forts and ring forts continued to be

built AD 1-500

21 The first _____ took place in Cashel 1101

23 Palladius was the first ______ to be sent to Irish

Ch500 ADristians.431

24 ____ King Niall Glúndub reigned.916-919

27 Brian Bóruma captured Dublin, defeating Sitric

________. 1000

29 Mac Murchada and his Norman _____ captured

Dublin 1170

30 The _______ began to raid Ireland. 895

31 A time of severe famine and ______ 698-700

35 Henry II came to Dublin and the kings of

_______ Bréifne, Áirgialla and Ulster submitted

to him. 1171

37 People were speaking what we call

‘_________Modern Irish’. 1200

38 Henry II and Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair signed the

Treaty of _______ 1175

41 By 837 the Vikings were starting to build _____-

term bases in Ireland.

46 In 823 Vikings killed bishops and _________ at

Bangor.

47 People began speaking what we call ‘Early

______ Irish.’900-911

48 St Columbanus began to travel on the Continent

to spread Christianity and found ___________s.

590

50 Brian Bóruma became king of ______.978

52 Henry II’s ten-year-old son John was made

‘____of Ireland’ 1177

55 The Vikings set up permanent settlements at

Annagassen and ______ 841

56 King Sitric and Bishop Dúnán founded ______

Church Cathedral in Dublin. 1028-1036

57 The king of ____ Flann Sinna, defeated Cormac

mac Cuilennáin, the king-bishop of Cashel, at

Belach Mughna. 908

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