how the Irish people wrote before they adopted the Roman Alphabet? This is the 'Ogham Alphabet' and its how the pre-Irish used to write. This book, the "Book of Ballymote", dates to at least Century BC.
Pages from a medieval Norwegian translation of French love poetry, recycled as the lining of a bishop’s mitre, to which a layer of cloth was subsequently pasted. Copenhagen, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling AM 666 b century)
In high school I did a report on Michael Collins. It was one of the first papers I actually had a deep interest in researching and writing. Michael Collins was a hero, a brilliant example and a revolutionary leader to all the Irish.