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This podcast looks at the first Normans to arrive in Ireland, in a chapter often forgotten by the history books. These mercenaries accompany Diarmait McMurrough who returned to Ireland in 1167  to pave the way for the larger forces of Strongbow. However if these warriors led by Robert FitzGodibert, thought the Gaelic Irish were going to be a pushover they are in for a rude awakening.

They quickly run into the might of Rory O’Connor, perhaps the most powerful Gaelic King in Irish history and things don’t go according to plan.

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(1167-1169) The Norman Invasion Part III,  The Conquest begins

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