Wednesday, 13 March 2013

CRS MARCH TALK.. families of Bunratty Castle

Clare Roots Society
The Families of Bunratty Castle
The O'Brien's and MacNamara's
Martin Breen will talk about the families of Bunratty Castle and The chequered history of its inhabitants, it is filled with stories of sieges and conquests, executions and murders, even an occasional spirit, of ambitious men, and their wives, seeking to be overlord; of Norman, Irish and English, all inextricably linked to mould the story of Bunratty, spanning a period of almost 800 years. Martin takes you on a journey through the history of this most renowned of Irish castles and its families
The O'Brien's can boast of having Brian Boru, once High King of Ireland and famed as having broken the power of the Viking invaders, as the founder of their bloodline.
The MacNamara's were at one time powerful overlords of the later mediaeval period, ruling swathes of Counties Clare, Limerick and Tipperary for several centuries in succession.
The Talk will take place at 8pm on Thursday 21st March 2013 in the Civic Rooms, Drumbiggle. There is a cover charge of €5 for non-members

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