For many separatists, not only had Ireland lost its independence with Strongbow’s arrival but the other evils of foreign rule could also be traced to that era. By Brian Hanley […]

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Two competing visions of Ireland are played out in their works, but each, in his own way, transformed the study of medieval Ireland. By Ruairí Cullen The dawn of ‘scientific’ […]

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It was not a foregone conclusion in 1169 that Ireland would become ‘England’s first colony’. By Colin Veach Although the invasion of Ireland in 1169 was broadly ‘English’ in its […]

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By Nicholas Furlong In 1169 and 1170, events of enormous significance in the history of County Wexford—and, indeed, of Ireland—took place: the landing of Norman mercenaries in Bannow and Baginbun […]

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By Marie Bourke The monumental history painting The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife (pp 36–7) by Daniel Maclise has an iconic status at the National Gallery of Ireland (NGI). Maclise […]

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