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Cromwell's Arch  
   

Cromwell's Arch

This is part of the original city wall built in the 13th century. This was the entry for anyone coming by sea to Youghal and it is called Cromwell's Arch because it was the place Cromwell permanently left Ireland from in 1650.
Youghal and Ardmore

January 9th 2011
On Saturday I went on a heritage trip with UCC Chaplaincy. We went for a day trip to explore Youghal in County Cork and Ardmore in Waterford. Youghal is a medieval town where Oliver Cromwell permanently left Ireland from. It used to be the 2nd most important port in the British Empire. We saw the Clock Gate which served as a short term prison for those who were to be hanged. The hangings also ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork

Irish Flag Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more
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