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The Conquest by the Fir Bolg

This was the second invasion of Ireland. It was done by a people known as the Fir Bolg, descendants of the Children of Nemed, from Greece.

They had grown into a strong tribe again causing the Greeks to fear them. The Greeks made them slaves to work on the hardest task of turning rocky plains into clover filled fields by carrying the soil from far away. It was work that broke their spirits and exhausted their strength until they banded together to escape.

They sewed together curraghs out of skin and made them more seaworthy with the hempen sacks that they used for transporting soil. With these they set out for Ireland, the home of their ancestors.

The Fir Bolg were the first to establish a social and political order to Ireland. They divided up the country into five provinces of today: Ulster, Leinster, Munster, Connacht and Meath.

They also established the order of kingship: obeying one's king instead of the warlords of the past.

They lived in Ireland for many generations.

Category: Invasions | Added by: obiflo (22 October 10)
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