Simply put, a blog by a pseudo Historian/Archaeologist living in Maynooth, looking at (and maybe even thinking about) the history and archaeology of Maynooth and the surrounding area.

Feel free to enter the discussion.


10 comments on “About

  1. ken mitchell says:

    love this site, thank you. I was wondering if you know where i could get info on silken thomas’s attack on dunboyne?

  2. Hi Ken. Thanks very much! As for Silken Thomas attacking Dunboyne, I’ve never come across it, I’m afraid. What you could try is ‘The Revolt of Silken Thomas’ by Laurence McCorristine. It’s an easy read, yet focused and may have information on Dunboyne.

  3. ken says:

    Yeah i read that but apart from mentioning it it doesn’t say much. Lord Dunboyne was a Butler so I’d say no quarter was given. You probably know this but Kildare historical and archaelogical society have a disk out with all their back issues, it has some interesting articles about maynooth in it. You were asking about tyrconnel tower in carton estate recently. From what i remember it was built by Lord Talbot as a mausoleum but he died before it and carton was finished. He lived between kilcock and mulhussy and built a church up there. He also lived in old carton ( now leinster stud equestrian center ). In their is an old graveyard where talbots are buried, well look a look if you can get permission to enter

  4. OK. I wasn’t sure if he mentioned something about it, simply it was the most comprehensive book I’ve come across. I asked a previous tour guide of Maynooth Castle of any infomation on Silken Thomas on Dunboyne, but he never came across any.I can email you a bibliography list of books relating to Silken Thomas if you wish? I ordered the CD only yesterday actually! Thanks a lot for the information on Tyrconnel Tower! I must find out more and update…

  5. Shirley says:

    Hi all, I am interested in finding out about Lord Dunboyne and his bequest to Maynooth College, in the Dunboyne Kilbride & Clonee “A picture of the Past” book it states that a special building called Dunboyne House was erected in 1813. Where is this, also are there any items which were bequeathed to Maynooth? Any info would be helpful. Thanks

  6. Hi Shirley. Thank you for the message. I think I might have some information for you. let me check a couple of sources and get back to you as soon as I can.Thanks

  7. Emailed some information to you. Hope this helps.

  8. Wendy says:

    hiya, having just moved out to maynooth I was DELIGHTED to come across this blog. have read though lots of the archives already. will definitely be bookmarking this one anyway. great job.

    • Hi Wendy.Thanks for the comment.Yes,I was not a native myself and was just as surprised as you were at all the heritage around Maynooth.If you have any questions or suggestions, I’d be happy to help if I could.

  9. Hey there, Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog and the follow, hope you liked what you saw. Looking forward to seeing more from you, 🙂

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