One of the really exciting things about studying in another country is getting to learn about another culture and how it has evolved. Fernanda Zamboni one of our student ambassadors originally from Brazil gives us an introduction to Irish music.
Who is your favourite Irish musician or band?
Our students often explore the castle ruins on campus but many do not know the history that surrounds them so we thought that we would share it with you. Thank you Milford National School
Castle Troy or Black Castle (Caisleán Chalaidh an Treoigh)
Black Castle was built during the reign of King Henry III (1216-1272), by the O’Briens. It was built on the banks of the Shannon. The Earl of Desmond was overlord of the whole territory around the 1500s but he lost his title after his rebellion against Queen Elizabeth in 1583.He was never to rule these lands again. The estate went to the Bourkes of Brittas and Castleconnell.
The Castle was owned by Mahony Keogh (or Mac Keogh) in the mid 1600s. The Keoghs were a warlike tribe, often in conflict with neighbouring chiefs. Keogh had a very beautiful daughter, whose hand was sought in marriage by a certain chieftain, but the young lady sent him about his business and would have nothing to do with him. One night he returned with his m
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