Possibly the swiftest route to your roots.

Easter Rising, 1916


"Ireland is too great to be unconnected with us, and too near us to be dependant on a foreign state, and too little to be independent." C.T. Grenville to the Duke of Rutland, December 3, 1784 (H.M.C. 14 report app. 1, p. 155) This statement sums up the attitude of Great Britain toward Ireland from the twelfth century to the twentieth.