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Carrick, County Wexford
Carrick, County Wexford

Carrick, County Wexford

Ireland’s first Anglo-Norman stronghold

Edited by Stephen Mandal, Edited by Catherine McLoughlin, Edited by Michael Potterton, Edited by Denis Shine

HISTORY

192 Pages, 8.25 x 10.25

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF

Trade Paper, $35.00 (US $35.00) (CA $47.00)

Publication Date: December 2019

ISBN 9781846827969

Rights: US & CA

Four Courts Press (Dec 2019)

Price: $35.00
 
 

Overview

Carrick, Co. Wexford, is one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood medieval sites in Ireland. Built in the autumn and winter of 1169 by Robert Fitzstephen, one of the first knights to land at Bannow Bay, Carrick is the oldest Anglo-Norman fortification in the country. The site developed as an important borough in the thirteenth century and it was home to one of the first Marshal castles in the south-east. It was also the site of one of Ireland's earliest Anglo-Norman deerparks. Despite its historical significance, the site has passed in and out of public consciousness. Since 1987, it has been located in the Irish National Heritage Park, which partnered with the Irish Archaeology Field School in 2018 to carry out a major archaeological research programme – 'Digging the Lost Town of Carrig'. This volume details the results of the Carrig project to date, as well as select previous research at the site, and is published to coincide with a programme of events to commemorate the 850th anniversary of both the site and the Anglo-Norman landing.

Author Biography

Stephen Mandal is a director of the Irish Archaeological Field School and a founding partner of the 'Digging the Lost Town of Carrig' project. Catherine McLoughlin is a partner in Stafford and McLoughlin Archaeology, a heritage consultancy based in Wexford. Michael Potterton is a lecturer in the Department of History, Maynooth University. Denis Shine is a director of the Irish Archaeological Field School and a founding partner of the 'Digging the Lost Town of Carrig' project