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    Maynooth Castle, Co. Kildare Maynooth Castle, Co. Kildare Presentation Transcript

    • Maynooth Castle
    • The Normans Lived in Normandy, France and areas of England and Wales. Their ancestors were the Vikings (Norsemen)
    • Why did the Normans come to Ireland?
      • Invited to Ireland by Dermot Mc Murragh
      • Dermot was the king of Leinster, but was driven out of his homeland
      Dermot Mc Murragh
    • Dermot Mc Murragh in trouble
      • He went to King Henry II for help.
      • Henry wouldn’t help but wrote him a letter giving permission for others to help
      • Finally, Dermot got Richard de Clare (Strongbow to help. He made a deal with him.
      King Henry II Richard de Clare
    • The Normans arrive
      • The Normans landed in Wexford in 1169
      • They captured Wexford and Waterford
      • Strongbow married Aoife, Dermot’s daughter
      • Strongbow became king of Leinster when Dermot died
    • Normans in battle Look at the chain mail, and lances. What advantages did horses bring?
    • Norman life Norman house Clothes
    • Norman life
        • Leather shoes
      Food
    • Maynooth Castle
      • In 1176 Strongbow granted the manor of Maynooth to Maurice Fitzgerald
      • Fitzgerald erected a castle for protection against the native Irish.
      • It was most likely a wooden castle at first. Gradually the Fitzgeralds rebuilt it in stone.
    • Castle defences
      • Maynooth Castle was sited between two rivers. There may have also been a moat
      • The guard tower had arrow and crossbow slits
      • Murder hole
      Castle defences Drawbridge
      • Battlements
      Castle defences Machilocations
    • Coat of Arms Note the monkeys!
    • Garderobe (Wardrobe and toilet)
    • Castle guard house
    • Ruins of Castle