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Castlekevin: Life and Death on a Medieval Frontier




Today, the long forgotten ruins of the medieval fortress and town of Castlekevin, situated in a remote valley in the Wicklow mountains, are serene and peaceful. There is little evidence of this scenic valley’s turbulent past.

In the early 14th century this castle became the epicentre of a ferocious struggle between Gaelic Irish and Norman Colonists in the Wicklow Mountains. This podcast is the fascinating story of the rise of Castlekevin, a colonial settlement deep in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains before charting its long and bloody battle for survival  when the surrounding region became a battlezone.

“From the creator of the Irish History Podcast comes the story of Modern Ireland and its people written in death” 

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