Why Ireland split into the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland

  • Published on Jun 21, 2015
  • A brief overview of the history of Ireland and the events that led to the political division of the island.
    Including: the Norman and Tudor conquest of Ireland, the break away from the Roman Catholic Church, the Union of the Crowns, the various Irish Rebellions, Oliver Cromwell's effect on Ireland, Irish joining the Union, the Irish War for Independence, the following Civil War, and the recent violence in Northern Ireland known as The Troubles.
    "Lord of the Land" by
    Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/)

Comments • 14 823

  • Crusader Knight
    Crusader Knight 9 hours ago +1

    Up da

    RA 🇮🇪

  • Pea Phillips
    Pea Phillips 13 hours ago

    Ireland didn't split. It is another disastrous part of the genocidal brutish empire

  • Video
    Video 14 hours ago

    Title is a lie, Ireland never split, English split Ireland

  • Lol In A Face
    Lol In A Face Day ago

    Fuck de valera

  • Gross Herman
    Gross Herman Day ago

    We are the same people, separated by stupid nationalism and stupid religion , just look at the RNLI and see how close we really are

  • Hrvoje Grgić
    Hrvoje Grgić Day ago

    This was very well made and informative.

  • Max 123
    Max 123 2 days ago

    Scotland’s better anyway

  • s f
    s f 3 days ago +1

    Ireland didn't 'split' the British tore our country apart.

    • David Hawkins
      David Hawkins Day ago

      s f I agree. I am an American who’s great grandparents left Ireland because they were being hunted by the Brits for their involvement in the IRB ( Irish Republican Brotherhood). I was raised on Irish history and continued to study as an adult. I pray for a United Ireland free of foreign rule. I promised my Great Grandmother that someday I would return our family to Donegal. May God bless you and the Irish people both in Ireland and those forced through oppression to scatter across the globe. I believe it’s time for us to return.

  • Thierry Bouton
    Thierry Bouton 3 days ago

    So you're going to blame the Normans (the Franks or french). Thats bullshit

  • Jay Williams
    Jay Williams 4 days ago

    0:19 There you go it wasn't England

  • curb your enthusiastic ass

    I blame the Scots

  • Ryan Natuor
    Ryan Natuor 4 days ago

    A huge island: *exists*
    Also the huge island: *lets split up!*

  • Vete Vete
    Vete Vete 5 days ago

    Because of the English. Case closed.

  • Deiric Ó Ceallaigh
    Deiric Ó Ceallaigh 5 days ago +1

    Tiocfaidh ár lá 🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪

  • madinsane
    madinsane 6 days ago

    Aren't y'all cousins?

  • men with ven
    men with ven 6 days ago

    Why in the hell does northern Ireland want to be a part of Britain???

  • Passive
    Passive 6 days ago

    It confused me more than explained anything

  • Bucket with a face on it

    Its funny because the Irish tried to invade England for centuries but always got their arses handed to them.

  • Dick Stephenson
    Dick Stephenson 7 days ago

    Yea, but who's on first?

  • Aleksander paluch
    Aleksander paluch 7 days ago +1

    Can’t understand this English accent, sorry

  • Paul McLaughlin
    Paul McLaughlin 8 days ago

    Seems to be a comprehensive explanation, but it will be much easier to understand when it gets narrated in english.

  • Ranga Perera
    Ranga Perera 8 days ago

    You accent makes it hard to understand

  • mohammad zaker
    mohammad zaker 8 days ago

    What about the famine in Ireland that the English cause and made the Irish geneside, wherever England went it's cause death and distraction like now India and Pakistan because of the border England created between them

  • Anthony Hall
    Anthony Hall 9 days ago

    Great history but it's a shame the narrator is almost unintelligible.

    • Plum Bit
      Plum Bit 5 days ago

      @Anthony Hall Don't post your thoughts online if you don't want people to reply then. Love you, bye

    • Anthony Hall
      Anthony Hall 6 days ago

      @Plum Bit "Wrong" is a relative concept. I'm just saying that it's hard to tell what he's saying. What has it got to do with you anyway?

    • Plum Bit
      Plum Bit 6 days ago

      @Anthony Hall You're the only person on here complaining. Just accept that sometimes you're wrong

    • Anthony Hall
      Anthony Hall 6 days ago

      @Plum Bit no it's not that. It's garbled and everyone knows it.

    • Plum Bit
      Plum Bit 7 days ago +1

      Maybe you're just incredibly insular, and need to expose yourself to more varied accents?

  • m m
    m m 9 days ago

    Great program! However, you speak a little to quickly to follow. I had to watch a few times to adequately understand.

  • One Tree hill /U2
    One Tree hill /U2 9 days ago +1

    Britain wouldn't give N.Ireland back BC the Brit's didn't want to take the unwanted, they said leave them with the Irish and let them cause murder and instability. That's the only rational reason.

  • vince p
    vince p 10 days ago

    Is it only me or does it seem the kings and queens are mostly inbreed ?

  • Anna Beckman
    Anna Beckman 10 days ago

    Wow. I didn’t know any of that? They didn’t teach any of this in school! Thanks for the info!!

  • J. D.
    J. D. 10 days ago

    The eyland of Eyland

  • Descendants Of Grayskull

    The start of the English empire for them to call it later a united kingdom when its not. Its a bank account for England and the rest get the change. Every political decision is made by the English, the rest of us don't count. I hate being dominated by the English.

  • Medievo Menes
    Medievo Menes 11 days ago

    Because of a false religion invented by a guy who wanted to bang

  • The Brilliant Bunch
    The Brilliant Bunch 11 days ago +1


  • Mark Waters
    Mark Waters 12 days ago

    Ireland is Ireland

  • Nigel Weir
    Nigel Weir 12 days ago

    Technically Ireland as a stand alone state has never existed, just a political football , borders are in our minds

  • Rownak nyeem Niloy
    Rownak nyeem Niloy 12 days ago

    The narration of this video is terrible

  • Bambinobob
    Bambinobob 12 days ago

    0:10 WhY dOeS tHe NeThErLaNdS oWn NoRtHeRn IrElAnD????

  • Scottish Always Dixie
    Scottish Always Dixie 13 days ago

    Am gonna Sue u dude for calling us British...

  • David Chaplin
    David Chaplin 14 days ago

    Irsih terrorists

    KEVIN BLACK 14 days ago

    As an Irish Catholic Canadian, let me say........"well done". This was very informative.

    PATRIOT HAM 14 days ago +1

    May God Save the Queen. 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

  • Polish Hero Witold Pilecki

    I have never met an Irishwoman/man whom I didn't like!

  • Pinto
    Pinto 14 days ago

    Ireland split because of religion

  • retractedwan
    retractedwan 14 days ago +1

    Catholics and protestants conflicting with each other. Same bible same god. Why not make friends with your so called enemies?

  • Edin Selman
    Edin Selman 15 days ago

    Is there one single country on this earth that the English didn't invade, colonize,steal resources from or stick their noses in?
    England must be the most hated country on earth.

    • Obama Prism
      Obama Prism 12 days ago

      No, it's the USA or North Korea or Russia. Sweden hasn't been invaded

  • Charlie Bailey
    Charlie Bailey 15 days ago

    It was not because the pope refused to annul Henry V111s marriage, it was because a lot of Jews and Jews who had converted to Christianity in Henrys court and treasury no longer wanted to send money to the Pope.

  • Marwan Abuhasan
    Marwan Abuhasan 15 days ago

    Too many details , narrated to fast with a difficult accent for me to comprehend , no comprende nada .

  • Jack Knife
    Jack Knife 15 days ago

    Clear as mud. So when did U2 take over?

  • british Guts
    british Guts 15 days ago

    Name one place where British colonized and didn't split??
    1) US, Canada
    2) India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma
    3) North Ireland & republic of Ireland.
    So on

    Time to split Britain into 4 pieces.. One piece Scotland is leading the charge. Rest will follow suite.
    Allah hu akbar.

  • ᖇᗩ乙0229
    ᖇᗩ乙0229 15 days ago +2

    The narrator was a big distraction

  • white rabbit
    white rabbit 15 days ago +3

    I grew up in a small town called Corby in the middle of England, it had a lot of Scottish and Irish living there and I can remember whenever you met someone you didn't know the very first question you asked them was , " are you catholic or protestant ", it seems an odd thing to start a conversation with now but at the time in the 80s it felt completely normal.

  • Makrand Sanap
    Makrand Sanap 16 days ago

    What's with this guys accent? I couldn't understand naration & stopped watching after 2 mins.

  • Colbert Philippe
    Colbert Philippe 16 days ago

    Some constructive criticism: Your narration is far too quick for people who are hearing this for the first time. Slowdown 10X.

  • M. A
    M. A 17 days ago

    Irish men need to man up a little.

  • sksman
    sksman 17 days ago

    My great grandfather and his father imagraded from northern Ireland ,from Louth .Those were the Duffy's. Interesting video

  • Uncle Ruckus
    Uncle Ruckus 17 days ago

    How much is 26 + 6 ??


  • Johnatan Davis
    Johnatan Davis 17 days ago

    The confusing thing with Ireland is that they don't want to be ruled over by Britain, but they have No problem with the EU rulling over them. EU is a less favorible option then England in my point-of-view. If you want to be a
    Proud and a Free country Then don't be a member of The EU. Stand on your own two feet and leave any affiliation like EU, NATO or UN because that Will make you look like
    A bounch of idiots.

    • Uncle Ruckus
      Uncle Ruckus 17 days ago

      @Harvey Martinez true

    • Harvey Martinez
      Harvey Martinez 17 days ago

      @Uncle Ruckus Ireland is better off not being with both to be honest, considering how Corrupted the European Union is becoming

    • Uncle Ruckus
      Uncle Ruckus 17 days ago

      Ireland became wealthy thanks to the eu
      Under uk it starved
      And they are idiots when you cant even spell ?

  • John Normal
    John Normal 17 days ago

    National identify is a meaningless abstraction. We all came down from the trees to the savannah as the climate changed. Initially we were eaten by lions.Discuss.

  • swapnil BHALERAO
    swapnil BHALERAO 18 days ago

    You have a strange accent

  • Richard Moran
    Richard Moran 18 days ago

    Still want the English out of my country. Fuck off back to England

    • Obama Prism
      Obama Prism 12 days ago

      Yet you can be in our country and live there peacefully. Would you really rather have Africans, Muslims and Eastern Europeans rather than British people?

    • Harvey Martinez
      Harvey Martinez 17 days ago

      And yet you Irish won't hesitate to have Africans and Eastern Europeans in Ireland

  • Ayden X
    Ayden X 18 days ago +20

    The accent is just so hard to understand...

    • Daniel M
      Daniel M 14 days ago

      Ayden X shut up spastic

    • Bernard McAvoy
      Bernard McAvoy 14 days ago

      @Ayden X I did not say that it was.

    • Ayden X
      Ayden X 15 days ago +4

      @Bernard McAvoy I didn't know this channel was for native english speakers only 🙄

    • Bernard McAvoy
      Bernard McAvoy 15 days ago

      No.It is not.If you find it difficult to understand then English must not be your native tongue

    • Hertha Muller
      Hertha Muller 15 days ago

      Barely understand something...