Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Ireland

After reading#4

Both the Celts and the Vikings came to Ireland from other countries - the Celts from France and Spain, the Vikings from Norway. Both were strong fighters, but the Celts also made beautiful jewellery.
The Celts arrived first, thousands of years ago.
They brought with them Celtic games, like hurling, and also music. The Irish language, which some people still speak in Ireland today, is Celtic too, but it is very different from English. There are other Celtic languages in wales, Scotland, and parts of Europe.
The Vikings began to attack Ireland around 800. Often they attacked the monasteries and stole the beautiful things that they found there. But some Vikings stayed and built towns. Waterford, Dublin and Cork were all Viking towns.
They also went to live in the north of Ireland in Ulster.