1st EARL OF KILDARE CREATED 14 MAY 1316 – COMMEMORATED THIS SATURDAY 14 MAY 2016 MOATE OF ARDSCULL

by ehistoryadmin on May 13, 2016

The Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups is visiting the Moate of Ardscull on the 700th anniversary of the creation of the 1st Earl of Kildare and also the Battle of Ardscull / Battle of Skerries which happened in 1316. There were also attacks on Rathangan and on Kildare Castle so it is of interest on a number of fronts.

Ardscull Weblarge

Jack Corrigan exploring the Moate of Ardscull

To commemorate the events the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups is meeting at 11 am at the Moate of Ardscull on Saturday 14 May for a series of short talks and exploration of the Moate.

Colm Flynn of Skerries House will a short talk on the Moate of Ardscull and it’s isolation from its surroundings. It is an island almost surrounded by bog land. It is off all the old routes through South Kildare. This accounts for the dearth of info available.

Marc Guernon will give a short talk on Medieval Athy

Mario Corrigan and James Durney will give a very short account of the 1st Earl of Kildare and or Scots invasion and the Battle of Skerries.

There will be TEA/COFFEE afterwards at the nearby Moate Lodge with Raymond and Mary Pelin, courtesy of the Federation.

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