Christianity Comes to Ireland

Celts, Romans, and Christians

 

I. Christianity in Ancient Britain –

 

         A. Roman Influence:

 

                  1. First Roman Invasion - Julius Caesar (54 BCE)

        

                  2. Second Roman Invasion – Tiberius Claudius (43 CE)

 

                  3. First Roman Governor of Britannia - Aulus Plautius

 

                           a. Revolt under Caracticus (47-51)

                           b. Revolt under Boudicca (60-61)

 

                  4. Britain and Wales subdued (77 CE)

 

                  5. Hadrian’s Wall constructed (122 CE)

 

                  6. Romans abandon Britannia (407 CE)

 

         B. The Effects of Roman Rule:

 

                  1. Cities

 

                  2. Roads

 

                  3. Law

 

                  4. Trade

 

                  5. Christianity

 

II. Origins of Christianity in Ancient Ireland –

 

         A. The Continental link – Monk/Scholars escaping the

invading barbarian hoards (406 CE)

 

B. Evangelism – Palladius, first bishop of Ireland (431 CE)

 

         C. The British link:

 

                  1. Trade

 

                  2. Raid - Patrick