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Stone | Bronze | Iron | 1798
Detail from the Book of Kells
Written 1,200 years ago.


  • 10,000 years ago the last ice age ended
  • 9,000 years ago the first people came to live in Ireland
  • 5,000 years ago Newgrange was built
  • about 4,000 years ago bronze and some other metals were first used in Ireland
  • 2,300 years ago the Celts brought iron and the Irish Language to Ireland
  • 1,600 years ago Christianity and the Roman alphabet first came to Ireland

Stone Bronze
Iron 1798
Early Christians
Preshistorical &
Early Historical Sites
near Bray