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Tag Archives: Diarmuid Mac Murchada
This Abbey is one of my personal favourite sites to visit. Last week I found myself urged to make the drive down the N81 through Blessington to the small town of Baltinglass in Wicklow to explore the Abbey. Baltinglass was … Continue reading
Posted in Diary of a Ruinhunter, Historical, Places of Interest, Ruins Tagged 1148AD, 2537AD, Abbey, Anglican, Architecure, Baltinglass, Baltinglass Master, Bealach Conglais, Blessington, carvings, Chancel, Chapel, church, Cistercian, Cloister, Clonglas, Diarmuid Mac Murchada, Dissolution, Earl of Pembroke, Fianna, Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Gothic Arches, Grace Stone, Invasion, Ireland, Jerpoint, King of Leinster, Knight, Mausoleum, Mellifont, monastery, Monks, Nave, Norman, Presbytery, Rennovation, Richard de Clare, River Slaney, Road of Cúglas, Romanesque, Ruin Hunter, St. Marys, Strongbow, The Valley of Salvation, Tile, Transept, Warrior, Wicklow 47 Comments
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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