The Perceptory of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem at Tully near Kildare
For three hundred years the town of Kildare was host to a house of crusader knights.
The Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as the Knights Hospitaller and the Knights of Malta, originated in the early twelfth century as an international monastic order Continue reading
Gravel trackway from Mountdillon, Co. Roscommon. Photo courtesy of Archaeological Development Services.
In Chapter 30 of Cogitosus’ Life of St. Brigit is an important contemporary account of the construction of a bog trackway that sheds light on the materials used, the purpose of the track, how the workers were levied and how the work was organised. Continue reading