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The island of Ireland, along with that part of Britain north of the Antonine Wall (built in the mid–2nd cent. CE from the Firth of Forth to the Firth of Clyde: roughly the southern boundary of the present day “Scottish Highlands”) was the only part of northwest Europe that was never under Roman imperial control, …

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O’Loughlin, Thomas, “Ireland”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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