About Conchobhar

Conchobhar (Connor), is from 12th century Ireland, about 1140. He’s from some Irish Place with Viking settlers, but the Norman styles are starting to come over from Britain.

Actually, while I’ve been saying this and placing myself in, say, Waterford, for the access to glass beadmaking and viking “fashions” it looks like it might be more interesting to be based in Tuam, with visits to the Abbey at Cong, and the-fort-that-would-become-Galway.

In 1124, Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair, the king of Connacht and the high king of all Ireland, built the fort Dún Bhun na Gaillimhe (the fort at the mouth of the Gaillimhe) and a small settlement propped up around it (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tairrdelbach_Ua_Conchobair). He caused the Cross of Cong to be made and sent it to the Cathedral at Tuam. Eventually, the Cross of Cong was sent to the Abbey at Cong.

Sort of sadly, this puts me in Connacht rather then Muenster, and I guess I’d better find some Connacht cheese.

PS Mining this page for inspirations and maybe making a map with points etc might be interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:12th-century_Irish_writers

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