Header banner

banner

Adsense

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailfacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

avatar2Today, the long forgotten ruins of the medieval fortress and town of Castlekevin, situated in a remote valley in the Wicklow mountains, are serene and peaceful. There is little evidence of this scenic valley’s turbulent past. However in the early 14th century this castle became the epicentre of a ferocious struggle between Gaelic Irish and Norman Colonists in the Wicklow Mountains. This podcast is the fascinating story of the rise of Castlekevin, a colonial settlement deep in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains before charting its long and bloody battle for survival  when the surrounding region became a battlezone.

To Download “right click” on the link below and go to “save link as” or on a mac press ctrl click

Castlekevin: life and death on a medieval frontier.

If you want updates check the show out on facebook and follow irishhistory on twitter.

button(2)

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailfacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

You might like

Liberty and Riots: Magna Carta in Ireland.

Liberty and Riots: Magna Carta in Ireland.
Magna Carta is the most famous of medieval documents and the story behind it a fascinating. Forged amidst a civil war in England some people even claim it is the cornerstone of modern democracy. This […]
CLOSE
CLOSE