Why was this medieval Roscommon village abandoned centuries ago?

Heritage Week kicks off today, and a talk in Kilkenny on the abandoned medieval village of Rindoon is just one great example of what’s on.

So what’s the story of Rindoon?

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An aerial view of the deserted peninsula. Source: Irish Air Corps

Built in the first half of the 13th century, the town was the high water mark in the Anglo-Norman’s conquest of Ireland.

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