Tag Archives: Anglo-Norman

Clane Abbey

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

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Clane Friary

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

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Goat Castle

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

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Reginald’s Tower

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

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Woodstock Castle

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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