One of the most interesting pieces of Irish history to me is the partition between northern and southern Ireland, and how that has affected all of Ireland as a whole. Currently, there is Northern Ireland which is under the rule of the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland which is a sovereign country. Ireland’s long history of struggling for independence from British rule is particularly fascinating to me. In the 20th century, the Irish were revolting and fighting against the British occupation. Eventually, a treaty was formed in which Northern Ireland agreed to stay under British rule and the rest of the island formed the Republic of Ireland. I am excited to learn more about this split and understand the effects it has on the island as a whole.