The royal manors of medieval Co. Dublin
Crown and community
‘This book increases our understanding of very important issues in the history of medieval Ireland and Áine Foley is to be congratulated for producing a readable, scholarly, monograph that opens exciting new lines of investigation', Brendan Smith, Irish Historical Studies (2014).
‘Foley methodically examines the social composition of the manors and how the new “royal” tenants integrated with the population that was already there, giving them a distinct identity', Tom Condit, Archaeology Ireland (Autumn 2013).
‘The royal manors of Crumlin, Saggart, Newcastle Lyons and Esker … have been used by Áine Foley to study England’s often troubled relationship with the Irish colony … Anyone with an interest in the colonisation process in late twelfth century Ireland and how it proceeded throughout the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries will find much to interest them here', Brendan Scott, Breifne (2014).
‘This book is the first full-length study of the royal manors of Crumlin, Esker, Saggart and Newcastle Lyons (all in south Co. Dublin) … The research presented is of exceptional value to the local historian … Foley provides a wonderful resource for the understanding of medieval society', Michael Merrigan, Ireland's Genealogical Gazette (July 2013).