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Anglo-Norman Parks in Medieval Ireland: A Review

Anglo-Norman Parks in Medieval Ireland is a brand new book by Four Courts Press. This interesting and informative publication is written by Fiona Beglane, who is a lecturer in archaeology at the Institute of Technology Sligo, and also a consultant zooarchaeologist. In it she attempts to examine the surviving evidence for medieval parks in Anglo-Norman […]

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Moated sites; defended homesteads of the 13th and 14th centuries

  Moated sites are rectangular shaped enclosures that are primarily associated with the 13th and 14th century Anglo-Norman colonisation of Ireland.  They were most likely the homes of minor lords and well-to-do tenant farmers and would have formed the focal point of large agricultural estates.   In some instance they may also have represented outlying grange […]

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