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Landscape And History On The Medieval Irish Frontier

Landscape And History On The Medieval Irish Frontier

50.00

Examines one of the most important frontier regions of Europe in the thirteenth century by defining the relationship between Gaelic lords, Anglo-Norman lords, and the medieval environmental landscape of the King’s Cantreds, a space that was both the homeland of O’Conor royal authority from the eighth century and a defined holding of the English kings in the early thirteenth century.

This work offers a new and innovative insight into the history of thirteenth-century Ireland by exploring the interplay between Gaelic lords, Anglo-Norman lords, and the medieval environmental landscape that connected them. Focusing on the king’s cantreds of Roscommon, a space that was both the homeland of the O’Conor royal authority from the eighth century and a defined holding of the English kings from the early thirteenth century.

The book explores the frontier landscape as an active player in its own right within Irish history and discusses the way that both Gaels and Anglo-Normans interacted with, and were in turn influenced by, this environment. This unique approach to Irish history enables the author to step away from the traditional view of a dyadic relationship between Gaelic and Anglo-Norman lords and instead demonstrate that not only did both sides alter and change the environment around them according to their perceptions of their enemies and the threat posed by the land, but that the landscape itself was to play a significant role in shaping and influencing the identities and destiny of its inhabitants.

Maps Of Roscommon Through The Ages. A Visual History By Smpublications@gmail.comOut Of Stock

Maps Of Roscommon Through The Ages. A Visual History By Smpublications@gmail.com

20.00

Roscommon map history, dozens of detailed maps. An exciting pictorial journey through maps of Roscommon from the 1500’s to the present. Below is a collection of maps included in the dvd.

​- Mercator 1592
– Ortelius 1598
– Boazio 1606
– Visscher 1689
– 1700 Thompson Family Names
– Roscommon County Map 1776
– 1817 Edgeworth
-7 Griffin
– 1837 Samuel Lewis
– L. J. Richards Memorial Atlas 1901
– Roscommon Irish Place names
– Irish Maps from 1898
– Eire 2016 Map proposal

Memories Of My Native Sod - Michael Dalton

Memories Of My Native Sod – Michael Dalton

10.00

Memories and photographs from the town land of Curcreigh in County Roscommon. Michael Dalton recollects his childhood and early years as he observes a way of life and a farming population fast disappearing.

A way of life which was typical of so many other townlands in the West of Ireland.

Ogham Plaque - Medvii | Maeve

Ogham Plaque – Medvii | Maeve

27.00

One of three limited, bespoke Ogham plaques exclusively produced for Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, featuring a representation of Medb (Maeve), the warrior queen who ruled Connacht from her seat in Rathcroghan. A central figure in Ireland’s epic past and instigator of the great Táin Bó Cuailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley).

This is our earliest reference to Medb, based on the Ogham inscription at Oweynagat, Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon.

Ogham Plaque - Mórrígan

Ogham Plaque – Mórrígan

27.00

One of three limited bespoke ogham plaques exclusively produced for Rathcroghan Visitor Centre. Featuring a representation of the Mórrígan – Mór Ríoghain (Great Queen) the Battle Goddess of Ireland whose ‘fit abode’ is the Cave of Oweynagat, Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon.

Ogham Plaque Vraicci | Fráoch

Ogham Plaque Vraicci | Fráoch

27.00

One of three limited, bespoke ogham plaques exclusively produced for Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, featuring a representation of Fráoch, the legendary warrior of Connacht, whose heroic deeds are immortalised on the Rathcroghan landscape.

This reference is based on the Ogham inscription at Oweynagat, Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon.

 

Pack Of 6 Celtic Mythology Greeting CardsOut Of Stock

Pack Of 6 Celtic Mythology Greeting Cards

10.00

Pack of Six Celtic Mythology Greeting Cards depicting Tír na nÓg, The Children of Lir, Queen Medb, Étaín and Midir, Deirdre of the Sorrows and Cúchulainn.

An ideal gift for mythology enthusiasts.

Image on the front, text on the back, blank on the inside for your message.

Format 5×7. Individually sealed with envelopes.

Queen Medb Family Tree Wallchart

Queen Medb Family Tree Wallchart

5.00

It would be impossible to discuss Irish history or mythology without considering its most vivid female character, the Iron Age Warrior Queen Medb (Maeve). Although once generally regarded as an historical character, modern scholars see her in a somewhat different light, in the guise of a divine goddess like figure. Whichever way you consider her there is no doubt that she captures the imagination of generations. Perhaps this is due to the fact that Medb seems to embody all aspects, from the royal and sacred, to the mythological and divine. This enigmatic queen crosses all borders with her universal appeal, and it is certainly no exaggeration for us to regard her as a national emblem.

This beautiful bespoke fold out Family Tree Wallchart display, gives details of Queen Medb’s life, character, numerous marriages and offspring, death and burial.

Size – A2, full colour, 200gsm gloss.

Remembering St.Comán - Patron Saint Of Ros Comáin

Remembering St.Comán – Patron Saint Of Ros Comáin

20.00

Remembering St. Comán – Patron Saint of Ros Comáin by Noel Hoare. This book traces the legacy of St. Comán across the centuries, and in so doing sheds light on generations of Roscommon people.

This is a comprehensive historical, archaeological and folklore-based study carried out by amateur historian Noel Hoare, where no stone was left unturned as he sought to bring the story of St. Comán and his importance in Co. Roscommon to light. A must have for anyone interested in Roscommon and it’s origins.

Rindoon Castle And Deserted Medieval Town - A Visitors GuideOut Of Stock

Rindoon Castle And Deserted Medieval Town – A Visitors Guide

10.00

The town and castle of Rindoon were founded in 1227 as a royal Anglo-Norman borough and fortress on the sometimes turbulent frontier between the Anglo- Norman colony in Ireland and a region controlled by the Irish O’Conor kings of Connacht.

The well preserved remains at Rindoon are regarded as being one of the most important medieval complexes still standing in Britain and Ireland. It is, also, without doubt one of the finest examples in Europe of a deserted medieval town.

The deserted town and castle of Rindoon are situated on the peninsula of St. John’s Point, which runs out south eastwards from the western, Connacht shore of Lough Ree.

It is hoped that this guidebook will provide not only information, but enjoyment for those who visit Rindoon and St. John’s Point. Its detailed nature will hopefully also make it a contribution to the ongoing academic research currently being carried out on Ireland’s medieval towns, castles, abbeys and priories.

Roscommon Abbey - A Visitors Guide By Kieran O'Conor and Brian Shanahan

Roscommon Abbey – A Visitors Guide By Kieran O’Conor and Brian Shanahan

10.00

“In ‘Roscommon Abbey: A Visitor’s Guide’ Dr. Kieran O’Conor and Brian Shanahan chart the history and architectural development of Roscommon Abbey from the mid-thirteenth century onwards.

The full colour illustrated guidebook has chapters called: Ecclesiastical activity at Roscommon before the Dominicans; Who were the Dominicans? The foundation of the priory in 1253; the subsequent history of the priory; the siting of the priory; the physical remains at Roscommon priory today; a tour of the thirteenth-century priory and a tour of the fifteenth century priory.

The guidebook also includes two detailed historical reconstruction drawings by Daniel Tietzsch Tyler and a box text by Colmán Ó Clabaigh OSB outlining a typical day in the life of a Dominican Friar in medieval Ireland.”

‘Authors: Dr Kieran O’Conor is a lecturer in archaeology in NUI, Galway. Brian Shanahan worked in the Medieval Rural Settlement project with the Discovery Programme.’

Roscommon Castle - A Visitors Guide By Margaret Murphy and Kieran O'Conor

Roscommon Castle – A Visitors Guide By Margaret Murphy and Kieran O’Conor

10.00

“In Roscommon Castle a Visitor’s Guide Margaret Murphy and Kieran O’Conor chart the history and architectural development of Roscommon Castle from the mid-thirteenth century onwards. The full colour illustrated guidebook has chapters called: The History of the Castle, The Siting of the Castle, A tour of the Late Thirteeneth-Century Castle, The Late Medieval O’Conor Occupation and A Tour of the Late Sixteenth-Century Castle. The guidebook also includes two detailed historical reconstruction drawings by Daniel Tietzsch Tyler.

This guidebook is intended to be a comprehensive guide for visitors to Roscommon castle, as well as a point of reference for academics and local historians. Historic Reconstruction Drawings used in the guidebook intended to give the visitor an impression of what the castle may have been like in the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries.”

“Authors: Dr Kieran O’Conor is a lecturer in archaeology in NUI, Galway. Margaret Murphy MA graduated from NUIG in 2002, after writing her Masters Dissertation on the subject of Roscommon Castle. She wrote the guidebook based on the findings of her Masters. She works as a freelance archaeologist and lives in Galway.”