Read the first part of this article.
So you’ve been thinking that the year 1130 is pretty good — and thinking that you “were at a monastery but left…”… there’s a pretty good reason for that. Apparently there was a big Church shakeup in the 12th century, spanning over much of the century, starting as early as 1101.
Check out this review: http://oenach.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/4-bracken_on_flanagan.pdf
Basically before 1100, the churches in Ireland were isolationist and supported by the noble families. Then in the 12th century the church tried to restructure them to a more Norman / Roman view of diocese and stuff.
You can also see that here: http://what-when-how.com/medieval-ireland/church-reform-twelfth-century-medieval-ireland/
But this book argues the opposite: https://www.academia.edu/2346454/Clerical_and_Learned_Lineages_of_Medieval_Co._Clare_a_survey_of_the_fifteenth-century_papal_registers
At any rate, there was a lot happening in Irish Churches then.
Given my last name (Ua Muirchertaig), I’m from the bottom left hand of
Given my previous persona story, coupled with my general choice of clothes and jewelry, we’re near a Viking settlement (actually, given 12th century, an established Viking town).
That puts us in or near Cork. Probably to the west of Cork somewhere, directly west. We’d be southwest of Limerick, but Cork is closer.
Here’s another map.