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Carrick, County Wexford: Ireland's first Anglo-Norman stronghold

Carrick, County Wexford: Ireland's first Anglo-Norman stronghold
  

Carrick, Co. Wexford, is the oldest Anglo-Norman fortification in the country. The site developed as an important borough in the thirteenth century and it was home to one of the first Marshal castles in the south-east. It was also the site of one of Ireland's earliest Anglo-Norma... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781846827969
Release Date 4 October 2019 by Four Courts Press Ltd
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Shine, Denis
Edited by Potterton, Michael
Edited by Mandal, Stephen
Edited by McLoughlin, Catherine
Availability Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 4 Oct 2019

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ISBN-13 9781846827969
ISBN-10 1846827965
Stock Release date is 4 October 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 4 Oct 2019
Publisher Four Courts Press Ltd
Imprint Four Courts Press Ltd
Release Date 4 October 2019
Publication Country Ireland Ireland
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Shine, Denis
Edited by Potterton, Michael
Edited by Mandal, Stephen
Edited by McLoughlin, Catherine
Category World History: C 500 To C 1500
British & Irish History
Local History
Medieval European Archaeology
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Carrick, Co. Wexford, is one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood medieval sites in Ireland. Built in the autumn and winter of 1169 by Robert Fitzstephen, one of the first knights to land at Bannow Bay, Carrick is the oldest Anglo-Norman fortification in the country. The site developed as an important borough in the thirteenth century and it was home to one of the first Marshal castles in the south-east. It was also the site of one of Ireland's earliest Anglo-Norman deerparks. Despite its historical significance, the site has passed in and out of public consciousness. Since 1987, it has been located in the Irish National Heritage Park, which partnered with the Irish Archaeology Field School in 2018 to carry out a major archaeological research programme - 'Digging the Lost Town of Carrig'. This volume details the results of the Carrig project to date, as well as select previous research at the site, and is published to coincide with a programme of events to commemorate the 850th anniversary of both the site and the Anglo-Norman landing.

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Author's Bio

Stephen Mandal is a director of the Irish Archaeological Field School and a founding partner of the 'Digging the Lost Town of Carrig' project. Catherine McLoughlin is a partner in Stafford and McLoughlin Archaeology, a heritage consultancy based in Wexford. Michael Potterton is a lecturer in the Department of History, Maynooth University. Denis Shine is a director of the Irish Archaeological Field School and a founding partner of the 'Digging the Lost Town of Carrig' project

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