A Conversation for The River Bann, Northern Ireland

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Post 1


This item has enabled me to link up some history in S Wales, where I currently own some woodland.
Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March (died 1381)was married to Phillipa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster. I found a monumental inscription in Monmouthshire County Records Office that included the fact that
Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March built a bridge over the River Banne in Ireland with timber from Penallt.
The quote was: "caused diverse Oakes of extraordinary length to be sent to Ireland from his woods in Pennalt in the territory of Usk in Wales".
The bridge was "near the town of Kolleroth". I take Kolleroth to be a phonetic interpretation of the Celtic name for Coleraine.
Quite a feat to move timber that far in the 14th century!

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Post 2

Demon Drawer

It is rather. Although seeing as how the Vikings landed in both places a good many centuraies earlier not impossible.

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