Changes continued right throughout the medieval period and saw the invasion of Ireland by Anglo-Norman’s from Britain, beginning the colonisation of the island. The 12th Century saw changes again in religion in Ireland, with monastic settlements becoming disused, settlement patterns changed and new denominations were formed in Ireland and throughout Europe.
Buildings changed and became more fortified, instead of wooden structures, most churches, forts and castles were now constructed from stone and these dramatic buildings leave there mark on the Irish landscape to this day.
When we think of the medieval period, we imagine Kings and mighty Castles, banquets and battles. The reality is not much different, although a great deal more dramatic. This 9 day tour explores all things Medieval, from Castles, to battling Kings and fine Gothic Churches.
Staying in Tipperary tonight. Accommodation at the 4* Cashel Palace Hotel or similar. Breakfast inclusive.