John De Courcy

John de Courcy (also John de Courci ) (1160–1219) was an Anglo-Norman knight who arrived in Ireland in 1176. From then until his expulsion in 1204, he conquered a considerable territory, endowed religious establishments, built abbeys for both the Benedictines and the Cistercians and built strongholds at Dundrum Castle in County Down and Carrickfergus Castle in County Antrim.

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John De Courcy Ireland - Publications
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Donnchadh, Earl Of Carrick - Ireland
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John De Courcy, 35th Baron Kingsale
... John de Courcy, 35th Baron Kingsale (27 January 1941 – 15 September 2005) was the Premier Baron of Ireland ... Lieutenant-Commander The Honourable Michael de Courcy, RN, having been killed in action in 1940 ... The family is named for the village of Courcy-sur-Dives, in Calvados, France ...

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