History Medieval 2

Part of The Irish Famine Memorial Boston
Part of The Irish Famine Memorial Boston

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CIRCLE A Calendar of Irish Chancery Letters c. 1244 – 1509 The records of the Irish chancery were destroyed on 30 June 1922 in an explosion and fire in the Public Record Office of Ireland, located at the Four Courts, Dublin. Among the most important classes of record destroyed were the medieval Irish chancery rolls. CIRCLE is the culmination of nearly four decades of work reconstructing these lost records. It brings together all known letters enrolled on the Irish chancery rolls during the Middle Ages (1244–1509) drawing on originals, facsimiles, transcripts and calendars located in archival repositories in The Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, England and the USA.– © CIRCLE 2012

Irish Hammered Coinage c.995-1660
The first locally produced Irish coinage was the so-called Hiberno-Norse coinage which was first minted in Dublin in about 995 AD under the authority of Sithric III (aka Sithric Silkbeard), the Norse king of Dublin. Irish Coinage

Tales of Medieval Dublin a lunchtime lecture series exploring the lives of seven different and fascinating inhabitants of Medieval Dublin. The lectures are themed around the tales of individuals from Dublin’s history including an early abbot, a Viking skeleton, a Dublin merchant, an outlaw, a heretic, a wife and a knight. Hosted by The Friends of Medieval Dublin and Dublin City Council the series is now online. The Dublin City Public Libraries, Dublin Heritage

The Bull of Pope Adrian
The text of The Bull of Pope Adrian IV Empowering Henry II to Conquer Ireland. A.D. 1155. Source:
Henderson, Ernest F. Select Historical Documents of the Middle Ages. London : George Bell and Sons, 1896. The Avalon Project at Yale Law School

Strongbow’s Conquest of Ireland Translations from the works of Gerald of Barri, Roger of Howden, Benedict of Peterborough (Richard Fitz-Neal), William of Newbury, Ralph of Dissay, Robert of St. Michael’s Mount, Gervase of Canterbury, Ralph Niger, and Gervase of Tilbury, The Archives of Dublin, The Annals of Boyle, The Anglo-Norman Poem on the Conquest known as “Regan,” and Extracts from 0’Donovan’s versions of the Annals of the Four Masters and of the Annals of Innisfallen, Hennessy’s version of the Annals of Loch Cé, Mageoghegan’s version of the Annals of Clonmacnoise, an English rendering of the Annals of Ulster, Carew’s Prose Abstract of “Regan,” and other contemporary records. archive.org

Medieval Irish Plea Rolls
This is an online version of the article The medieval Irish plea rolls – an introduction, by Philomena Connolly. The complete printed version with illustrative examples of the document types mentioned, appears in Irish Archives, the Journal of the Irish Society for Archives, Spring 1995. The National Archives

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