‘Heartland’ – A Granard Love Story

Michael; thy words etch upon my heart, remembering a mornin’ shared upon the Motte. Salute thee; great Rebel, Leader & Statesman… and to Kitty; you – her love, fair, right & honourable man. And oh how you just longed to be here, to climb...
Welcome to Ireland’s Newest Norman Heritage Centre

Welcome to Ireland’s Newest Norman Heritage Centre

Awakening the Giant: There is a reason Ireland’s newest Norman heritage centre is in Granard in Co. Longford. A Norman knight called Richard De Tuite built a Motte (pronounced ‘moat’ locally) in Granard in 1199. It is reputedly Ireland’s highest Norman...
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