Copper alloy mount from Rathdown, very fine, well-designed, well-executed, symmetrically arranged.
Courtesy of National Museum of Ireland

In 1233, following the death of John Mac Gilla Mo-Cholmoc, his young son John Mac Dermot was made ward of Ralph de Picheford. The young boy’s mother, Claricia, married Ralph de Picheford, and John eventually married de Picheford’s daughter.

Smal, Chris (1993) Ancient Rathdown and St. Crispin’s Cell, A uniquely historic landscape, Friends of Historic Rathdown, Greystones.

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