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The Dying Gaul. According to Irish tradition, the name Leinster derives from the spears carried by the Gaul mercenaries brought back by the exile Labh
The Dying Gaul. According to Irish tradition, the name Leinster derives from the spears carried by the Gaul mercenaries brought back by the exile Labhraidh Loingseach to secure his kingdom.
St. Brigid of Kildare, carried by two angels, painted by John Duncan. She was invoked as protectoress of Leinster and control of Kildare was essential
St. Brigid of Kildare, carried by two angels, painted by John Duncan. She was invoked as protectoress of Leinster and control of Kildare was essential for the Kings of Leinster.
Art Óg Mac Murchadha Caomhánach, King of Leinster in the late 14th century revived the fortunes of the kingdom and clashed with Richard II Plantagenet
Art Óg Mac Murchadha Caomhánach, King of Leinster in the late 14th century revived the fortunes of the kingdom and clashed with Richard II Plantagenet, King of England.
Glendalough Monastery founded by Kevin of Glendalough, a prince of royal Leinster blood. Located in a valley in the Wicklow Mountains, the monastery w
Glendalough Monastery founded by Kevin of Glendalough, a prince of royal Leinster blood. Located in a valley in the Wicklow Mountains, the monastery was founded in the 6th century.
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Caherconree in the Slieve Mish Mountains features the remains of a stone ringfort, named for Dáirine king Cú Roí.
Caherconree in the Slieve Mish Mountains features the remains of a stone ringfort, named for Dáirine king Cú Roí.
Skellig Michael off the coast of the Iveragh Peninsula. An isolated Christian monastery was founded here by St. Finnian of Clonard in the 6th century.
Skellig Michael off the coast of the Iveragh Peninsula. An isolated Christian monastery was founded here by St. Finnian of Clonard in the 6th century.
The Rock of Cashel was the centre of power for the Eóganacht Chaisil, ancestors of the Mac Cárthaigh, who became the main providers of Kings of Munste
The Rock of Cashel was the centre of power for the Eóganacht Chaisil, ancestors of the Mac Cárthaigh, who became the main providers of Kings of Munster.
St. Cormac mac Cuilennáin was a celebrated early 10th century King-Bishop associated with the literary Sanas Cormaic.
St. Cormac mac Cuilennáin was a celebrated early 10th century King-Bishop associated with the literary Sanas Cormaic.