Irish Churches and Abbeys - Jody Halsted

Ruins of Kells Priory, County Kilkenny, Ireland

Founded in 1193 by Geoffrey FitzRobert, brother-in-law to Strongbow.  During its first 150 years the priory was attacked and burned three times- including a Palm Sunday attack in 1326 by the Scottish army of Edward Bruce.  And in 1324 it saw an inquisition of heretics which led to Ireland's first "witch" being burnt at the stake.

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