The College and Gardens

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The College was founded in 1464 by the Thomas Fitzgerald, 7th Earl of Desmond, with students arriving within a year. Students would typically have been teenagers, the sons of wealthy nobles and merchants. It was Gerald Fitzgerald, 14th Earl of …

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St. Mary’s Collegiate Church

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A day could be spent exploring the interior of this magnificent building. It is thought a church may have been founded on the site by St. Declan as far back as 450 and was rebuilt in Irish Romanesque style around …

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