September 19-21

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Soldiers of Christ: the Knights Hospitaller and the Knights Templar in medieval Ireland, Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co. Limerick.
A three-day conference exploring the history, archaeology, economic, religious, pastoral and agricultural activities of the military and hospitaller orders in Ireland from their arrival as part of the Anglo-Norman colonisation process in the late twelfth century to their dissolution and attempted revival in the mid-sixteenth century. The conference aims to promote greater understanding of the role of the Hospitallers and the Templars in Ireland and will situate the experience of the Irish Knights in the context of their dealings with their confrères elsewhere in the British Isles, on the Continent and in the Middle East. Booking essential.,


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