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This was in a still wilder, and therefore, as Giraldus thought, a more appropriate district than even the march of Offaly for so thorough border chieftain (ib. It seems probable that Meiler had already been married, but he hitherto had no legitimate children (ib. Giraldus gives us a vivid picture of his cousin in his youth. of that year received a grant of two cantreds in Kerry, and one in Cork (Chart.
Hugh de Lacy, the next Justiciar, took away Meiler's Kildare estate, but gave him Leix in exchange. In 1182 Lacy again became Justiciar and built a castle on Meiler's Leix estate at 'Tahmeho' (Timahoe) and gave him his niece as a wife. This childlessness was, in Giraldus's opinion, God's punishment to him for the want of respect to the church.
Erosion to the motte revealed it to have been based on a natural mound. Damage revealed a section which showed the motte had been formed by heaping gravel from the ditch upon a natural knoll formed of pebbles and gravel.
OS Map Grid Reference: SN58680267 Latitude 51.70487° Longitude -4.04645° Description Talybont Castle is a circular, ditched, flat-topped mound, c.32-5m in diameter, the counterscarp of which extends to enclose an irregular area, c.50m E-W by 40m, to the S.
In 1173 the return of Strongbow to England threw all Ireland into revolt. He was always anxious to excel, but more anxious to seem brave than really to be so. In June 1200 Meiler was in attendance on King John in Normandy (Chart.
Meiler, then quite young, now succeeded to his father's possessions of Narberth and Pebidiog, the central and north-eastern (ib. He first distinguished himself in the invasion of Ossory along with his cousin Robert de Barry, brother of Giraldus (, p. If the partial testimony of their kinsman is to be credited, Robert and Meiler were always first in every daring exploit. In October 1175 he accompanied Raymond in his expedition against Limerick, was second to swim over the Shannon, and with his cousin David stood the attack of the whole Irish host until the rest of the army had crossed over (cf. He was high-spirited, proud, and brave to rashness.
Before long, however, war broke out between Lacy and Fitzhenry (Four Masters, iii. Another lawless Norman noble was William de Burgh [see under ], who was now engaged in the conquest of Connaught. It is a destruction of everyone's heritage to remove archaeological evidence from ANY site without proper recording and reporting.Don't use metal detectors on historic sites without authorisation.Minor archaeological investigations, such as watching brief reports, and some other 'grey' literature is most likely to be held by H. R.s but is often poorly referenced and is unlikely to be recorded here, or elsewhere, but some suggestions can be found here.The possible site or monument is represented on maps as a point location. It should be noted that OS grid references defines an area, not a point location.
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