Rebellion and Massacres in Ardee and Braganstown (Part 2)

With the dawn of the fourteenth century the people of Ardee awakened to a period of increase lawlessness in Ireland in general and in the areas north of Ardee in particular. Its position on the very frontier between the Norman Lordship and the Gaelic North influenced the way of life of Ardonians as they must have lived a frontier lifestyle. Taken from Ardee Facebook page - post by Kevin McKenny

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Carmelite Order in Ardee – 13th Century

Whereas the Carmelites, who first appear leading an eremitical life on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land, began to move across Western Europe from the first half of the 13th century. Their mode of living changed during this migration until they came to be reckoned as mendicants. In due course they made their way to Ireland and one of their first foundations in Ireland was at Ardee. Taken from ...

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History of John Street, Part 1

John Street's history, Part 1, taken from Ardee's Facebook page, by Kevin McKenny. "The ground upon which the monastery was built and on which, as the years passed, the brothers and sisters built dwelling houses, a hospital, church and granary, was the land along the south bank of the river Dee, now Moore Hall, Bridge Street and John, or, more correctly, Saint John Street."

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