medieval faughart

wm-small-en.jpg (3239 bytes)

  | Home | Dundalk | Faughart | Carlingford | Ardee | Drogheda | People | Music |

faughert.JPG (12713 bytes)

St. Bridgit's

gapnorth.JPG (9793 bytes)

Gap of the North

viewfaug.JPG (8708 bytes)

View from Faughart Hill


 In 1315 we see the arrival of Edward Bruce who led the Irish Chieftains against the Anglo Norman's.  He had himself crowned High King of Ireland at Dundalk in 1316.


In 1318 he was defeated and killed at the Battle of Faughart.  One of the great castles Built in this area was Roche Castle.  This was completed by Roshida De Verdon  (grand – daughter of Bertram) as a fortification on the northern end of the Pale.


Although times were hard and we still had poverty and disease, some people were having better times.   Rich noble people made up 5% - 10-% of the population, another 5% were wealthy professional, lawyers and merchants.  The rest of the population were very poor and many were beggars.


The Lords built castles and large houses whilst the poor lived in hovels and slums.

bruce2.JPG (15751 bytes)

Bruce's Grave

bruce5.JPG (15310 bytes)

Bruce's Grave



  | Home | Dundalk | Faughart | Carlingford | Ardee | Drogheda | People | Music |


This project has been worked on by the Transition Year students of St. Mary's College, Dundalk, Co. Louth, IRELAND. Feel free to email them at . Many thanks also to Mr. Hugh Smyth, of County Louth Historical Tours and the County Museum. Please visit his website at

smythlogo.gif (8717 bytes)


Thanks also to Py Bertha who kindly allowed us to use music from his website - please visit it.

ami02.gif (4045 bytes)

Some graphics also came from the Celtic Art Webpage.

cwa1.gif (6577 bytes)


Thank you for visiting our site, and please tell others about it.