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Tag Archives: Anglo-Norman
Moving on just a short stroll from the ruins of the Franciscan Friary Lies an old church known as Clane Abbey. Initially both of these sites caused me some confusion, but a little research cleared this up. The Abbey’s connection … Continue reading
Posted in Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Religious Sites Tagged 520AD, Abbey, Abbeylands, Anglo-Norman, Apsidal, Battlements, Bishop of Ferns, Celtic, Clane, Claonagh, Cleric, Cluain Damh, Community Hall, Ed Mooney Photography, Franciscan, Friary, Garden of Rememberance, Ireland, Kildare, Knights Hospitallers, monastery, Monastic Settlement, Norman, Order, photographer, Photography, Ruinhunter, ruins, St. Ailbe, Tomb, Tower 17 Comments
Finally its good to be back on the ruin hunting trail after a busy, but long hiatus away. Most of October had me side tracked with some Halloween themed posts, a big thank you to all who have indulged me … Continue reading
Posted in Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Religious Sites, Ruins Tagged 1258AD, Abbeylands, Anglo-Norman, Clane, Claonagh, Cleric, Ed Mooney Photography, Franciscan, Friary, Gerald Fitzmaurice, Geraldines, Ireland, Kildare, Lord of Offaly, monastery, Monastic Settlement, Norman, Order, photographer, Photography, Ruinhunter, ruins 23 Comments
Dalkey or Goat Castle is a 15th century fortified Townhouse which took its name from the Cheever’s (Chevre) family whom lived there in the 16th century. The Cheever surname is derived from the Anglo Norman-French word chievre or chevre, meaning … Continue reading
Posted in Castles, Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Medieval, Photography, Places of Interest, Ruins Tagged 15th Century, Anglo-Norman, Battlements, Cheevers Family, Chevre, Dalkey, Dalkey Heritage Center, Dalkey Island, Deep Water Port, Dublin, Ed Mooney Photography, Fortified, French, Gaelic Chieftains, Goat, Goat Castle, Henry VI, Heraldry, Ireland, Ruinhunter, settlement, St. Begnets, Subsidised Castles Act, Town Hall, Townhouse, Viking 26 Comments
Our next stop off once we reached Waterford city was Reginald’s Tower. An early fort on this site formed the apex of the triangular Viking settlement at Waterford. It was strategically located on the high ground between a branch of St. John’s … Continue reading
Posted in Historical, Photography, Places of Interest Tagged "Urbs Intacta Manet", Anglo-Norman, Aoife, Civic Building, Dermot MacMurrough, Fortification, King James II, King John, King of Leinster, Medieval, Mint, Museum, OPW, Prision, Ragnall MacGillemaire, Reginald's Tower, Royal Castle, Strategic, Strongbow, Viking Triangle, Waterford 1 Comment
Athy was initially developed as part of the Anglo-Norman settlement in Ireland. The Anglo-Norman invaders led by Richard FitzGilbert de Clare, also better known as Strongbow, whom had been recruited by Diarmuid Mac Murchada the former King of Leinster whom … Continue reading
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