2 St Mary’s Lane, High Street, Kilkenny www.medievalmilemuseum.ie By Tony Canavan Kilkenny’s newest museum is located in one of the city’s oldest buildings, St Mary’s Church, dating back to the […]

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HUGH II DE LACY AND THE ALBIGENSIAN CRUSADE By Paul Duffy This year marks the 800th anniversary of the foundation of the Order of Preachers, also known as the Black […]

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THIS YEAR MARKS THE 800th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF ONE OF ENGLAND’S MOST NOTORIOUS KINGS, AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ENGLISHMEN IN THE HISTORY OF IRELAND, KING JOHN. […]

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The inspiration for the painting was a ballad or poem ‘Hellalyle and Hildebrand’ that appeared in ‘A second batch of Danish ballads’ translated by Whitley Stokes from Danske Viser, vol. […]

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It is hardly surprising that Irish historians have been reluctant to engage with negative later medieval English perceptions of Ireland (see sidebar below), other than to impugn their veracity. In […]

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