Chapter 9 Mendicant settlement and identity in Connacht
Tadhg O'Keeffe [+]
UCD School of Archaeology
The western Irish province of Connacht was settled by Anglo-Normans in the second quarter of the thirteenth century, around the same time as the mendicant congregations were being introduced into Ireland. This chapter reviews both the place of the friars in the colonial settlement of the province in the thirteenth century, and the floruit of mendicantism under Gaelic-Irish lordship later in the middle ages.