Kenneth Wiggins brings together detailed documentary sources and unique archaeological discoveries in an expert assessment of this siege. It is the first book entirely devoted to Limerick Castle, and also […]

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The history of Irish coinage has followed a fascinating route, from early Norman ‘St Patrick’ coins, through Tudor debasement and the gun money coinage of the Battle of the Boyne, […]

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The battle of Kinsale (1601) marked the beginning of a cataclysmic epoch in Irish history. Within six years most of the greatest Irish lords had been forced to flee the […]

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Monkstown Parish Church  has  been described as ‘a glorious extravaganza’, ‘a mule between the Gothic and the Saracenic’, a place unsuitable for Christian worship, a ‘perversion of judgement and taste’, […]

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The story of the Waterford shipyards highlights the role of Quakers as entrepreneurs, and particularly as risk-takers, who were willing to fund new enterprises, providing rare economic relief to underdeveloped […]

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