Innis Chonnel Castle

Innis Chonnel was one of the earliest Campbell strongholds, certainly from as early as 1308 until the present day. The massive walls of Innis Chonnel crown the rocky southwestern end of a small island half way down the eastern shore of Lochawe. The island and the adjacent shore are now heavily wooded, as they would […]

Castle Sween

Castle Sween takes its name from Suibhne, who is thought to have built the castle. Suibhne is believed to have been a grandson of Hugh “the Splendid” O’Neill who died in 1047. In the XIII century the Clan MacSween, or descendants of Suibhne, governed lands extending as far north as Loch Awe and as far south as Skipness Castle on Loch Fyne. In the later half […]

Tarbert Castle

In 712, Tarbert was burned by King Selbach mac Ferchair of Cenél Loairn and of Dál Riata and in 731 by his son, Dúngal mac Selbaig, the latter event being recorded in the Annals of Ulster: The burning of Tairpert Boitir by Dúngal. — Annals of Ulster, U731.4. King Edward II of England transferred control of the castle to the Scottish King John II de Balliol in 1292. […]

Bannockburn in the Annála Connacht

A battle at Srub Liath in Scotland, where the flower of the English fell at the hands of Robert Bruce in doing battle for the possession of Scotland, where many earls and knights and numberless other men were slain, along with the Earl of Gloucester, he who of all the English was of most nobility and […]

Rights of Our Law and Liberty Against Cruel Tyrants and Usurpers

Likewise it cannot escape you, since it is manifest to everyone, that the Roman curia does not receive a penny from every house in Ireland as was promised. In this way then, and no other nor otherwise, have the kings of England and their often-mentioned subjects observed the articles of the above-said Bull to the […]