County Clare – Choose a Topic

County Clare – Choose a Topic

Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Clare’s past.   Family Histories   Blake of Meelick House Butler of Castlecrine Ievers of Sixmilebridge, Mount Ievers and Ballylusky Ievers of Sri Lanka De...
Kilkea Castle – (2) De Ridelesford & the First Castle (1169-1304)

Kilkea Castle – (2) De Ridelesford & the First Castle (1169-1304)

Following the Cambro-Norman conquest of Leinster in the late 12th century, the lands around Kilkea and Castledermot in County Kildare were granted to Walter de Ridelesford, a man with strong links to the Knights Templar. The original stone castle – once among the most...