Talk Given By Gerald O’Carroll at Charleville, Co. Cork, Friday, May 2 2014

  The Geraldines, participants in the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland 1169-72, were aristocrats and connected by blood and shared aspirations with the monarchy. Henry I had progeny with Nesta, the princess of Wales who was the mother of the invader Maurice, first of the Irish Geraldines. The Angevin monarchy of England had a European and … Continue reading Talk Given By Gerald O’Carroll at Charleville, Co. Cork, Friday, May 2 2014

At Lough Gur, January 23, 2014, we heard of the FitzGeralds of Castle Ishen

The Geraldines spread out in all directions through Munster, much more effectively than the smaller Norman lineages, Ferriter, Prendergast, Roche, Bowler, Lacy, Magner, Lombard, Stack, Burgate (Kilmallock). They reduced O’Ryan, Hurly, O’Brien, O’Scanlan, Ó Coilean. In the invasion era, and for generations after, they were cousins with English and Spanish royalty; and they married exclusively … Continue reading At Lough Gur, January 23, 2014, we heard of the FitzGeralds of Castle Ishen