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Roscrea Castle, Roscrea. County Tipperary 1281

2019-06-25T19:57:25+00:00

Attacked, burnt and destroyed with everyone killed (except one!) This National Monument is Roscrea Castle. This was originally the site of a motte and bailey fortification known as King John's Castle. It was [...]

Roscrea Castle, Roscrea. County Tipperary 12812019-06-25T19:57:25+00:00

Delvin Castle, Delvin. County Westmeath 1310

2019-06-26T05:05:06+00:00

Loyal Kings men, The Nugents & An ancient trading route Delvin Castle is located right in the middle of Delvin village in County Westmeath. This was once a sturdy Norman castle with a [...]

Delvin Castle, Delvin. County Westmeath 13102019-06-26T05:05:06+00:00

Leixlip Castle, Leixlip. County Kildare 1172

2019-06-26T05:39:16+00:00

One of the earliest Norman castles and one of the most continuously occupied buildings in Ireland Leixlip Castle was built in 1172 by Adam de Hereford, a follower of Strongbow, one year after [...]

Leixlip Castle, Leixlip. County Kildare 11722019-06-26T05:39:16+00:00

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin City 1172

2019-06-26T06:48:24+00:00

One of Ireland's most historic buildings, The heart of a saint and Tom & Jerry Christchurch is built on the most commanding position in Dublin and is one of the finest historical buildings [...]

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin City 11722019-06-26T06:48:24+00:00

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 1180

2019-08-15T15:31:35+00:00

A magnificent castle, a renegade & The Time Team Dundrum Castle is located in a spectacular setting overlooking Dundrum Bay and the mighty Mourne Mountains. This ancient hilltop site was chosen by John [...]

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 11802019-08-15T15:31:35+00:00

Trim Castle, Trim, County Meath 1176

2019-06-26T10:04:51+00:00

The earliest and one the largest Norman castles in Europe, Braveheart & Hugh de Lacy Trim Castle is not only the earliest stone castle to be built in Ireland but also the one [...]

Trim Castle, Trim, County Meath 11762019-06-26T10:04:51+00:00

Swords Castle, Swords. County Dublin 1190

2019-06-26T16:40:03+00:00

An Arch-Bishop's private getaway, An orchard & The Tudors Swords Castle is located in the town of Swords in north county Dublin and dates from 1190 a.d. In 1181 John Comyn succeeded Laurence O'Toole [...]

Swords Castle, Swords. County Dublin 11902019-06-26T16:40:03+00:00

Templar’s Church, Templetown. County Wexford 1310

2019-06-27T10:28:23+00:00

Crusades, Norman warriors & Betrayal Templar's Church received its name from the Knights Templar, a brotherhood of monastic Norman warriors who originated during the crusades. After the Norman invasion of Ireland in 1169, [...]

Templar’s Church, Templetown. County Wexford 13102019-06-27T10:28:23+00:00

The Beaker People c.2500 b.c > 1700 b.c

2019-06-21T10:26:19+00:00

The Beaker culture is the name of a cultural phenomenon which occurred in large parts of Western Europe during the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age period. The term was coined by John Abercromby, based [...]

The Beaker People c.2500 b.c > 1700 b.c2019-06-21T10:26:19+00:00

The Fomorians c.600 b.c? one of our first tribes, an ancient semi divine race & Balor of the one eye & one of our first tribes

2019-06-21T10:26:19+00:00

In Irish mythology, the Fomoire or Fomorians were a semi-divine race and were believed to have been one of the first tribes to inhabit Ireland in ancient times. They are believed to be the people [...]

The Fomorians c.600 b.c? one of our first tribes, an ancient semi divine race & Balor of the one eye & one of our first tribes2019-06-21T10:26:19+00:00

Strongbow (1130 – 1176 a.d) The first Norman King of Leinster

2019-06-21T10:26:20+00:00

Richard de Clare (Strongbow) was a Welsh lord and the Earl of Pembroke. In 1169, Dermont MacMurrough, the king of Leinster was defeated by Roderic, the king of Connacht. Dermont went to Wales and asked [...]

Strongbow (1130 – 1176 a.d) The first Norman King of Leinster2019-06-21T10:26:20+00:00

The Cistercians (arrived in Ireland 1141)

2019-06-21T10:26:22+00:00

In 1098 St Robert, founded the first Cistercian Abbey in Citeaux, France. Upon a visit, Malachy, the archbishop of Armagh, was so impressed by the Cistercian order that he believed such discipline would help to [...]

The Cistercians (arrived in Ireland 1141)2019-06-21T10:26:22+00:00