Tristernagh Priory, Co. Westmeath

Colonial monasticism in medieval Ireland


Tadhg O’Keeffe

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-718-1
Coming Summer 2018. 64pp; ills.

The Priory of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Tristernagh played an important role in the Anglo-Norman colonisation of Meath. A fourteenth-century register allows us map the extent of its lands in the middle ages, and early drawings of its church explain why its demolition in the 18th century caused scandal.