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Christian missionaries arrivedprobably from Gaul. Irish settlements began in the west of Britain. Colonisation and raids on Britain influenced Irish culture. Romanisation began in the fifth century, derived from the Romano-British culture of western Britain.
The Ogham alphabet clearly came from Latin.
This was to oppose the Pelagian heresy. Conversion was slow, although St Patrick was not the only missionary. A Gaelic-Christian golden age was to follow. St Patrick was a Romano-Briton who had been enslaved by Irish raiders, before escaping and turning to religion.
He drove out traditional pagan rites, leading to a fusion of Gaelic culture with Christianity.
The seventh and eighth centuries saw a Gaelic golden age when Irish history was documented and great works of art were fashioned. The king of Tara in the middle of the sixth century was still pagan.
Monasticism made strides during this century, influenced by the British church. Monasteries were originally strict retreats from the world, but became wealthy and influential, bearing a rich literary and artistic culture. As time passed the monasteries grew into little cities with a variety of inhabitants.
Provincial kings lived in some of them. Several monasteries owned huge tracts of land and were ruled by worldly and wealthy abbots.
Irish schools in the late sixth and seventh centuries achieved great scholarshipand many poets and lawyers were also clerics. Laws were created for church and secular society. New laws were influenced by the Biblical Old Testament. A prehistory of the Irish race was written to unite all the people of Ireland.
All people were supposed to be descended from the same ancestors, and Irish was constructed from the best elements of the Tower of Babel. Numerous shifts in power and boundary changes occurred.
The arts metal-work, illumination, calligraphy flowered in the monasteries. Iona and Armagh were the greatest ecclesiastical power-centres.
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