A fossilised landscape

Mar 26, 2017, 01:03 PM

Audio clip from the free Norman Way GPS audio tour: http://thenormanway.com/audio-tour/

In the late 12th century, the kingdom of Ui Chennselaig, what is now modern county Wexford, was the first part of Ireland to be invaded and subinfeudated by the Anglo-Normans. This feudal hierarchy came to replace an island shaped by Gaelic culture over the centuries. While the rest of Gaelic Ireland fought against this imposition, the baronies of Forth and Bargy that you'll be cycling through to Kilmore Quay quickly assimilated into this new order. Forth and Bargy is a 50 square mile area stretching from Wellingbridge in the west to Wexford Town in the east with the N733 being a rough guide to its border. In our audio piece, Ronan O'Flaherty tells us more.

The Norman Way, Wexford, Forth and Bargy