As you stroll through the exhibition you’ll see portraits of the key players, maps, costumes and archive accounts of their many battles. You’ll also get an insight into their daily lives, with inventories of the riches of the chieftains, their vast lands and finery.
You’ll learn what a gallowglass was, what was special about a moiled cow and what the number of cattle you owned said about you.
And you’ll hear the sad tale of Hugh O’Neill’s youngest child, Conn. Left behind in the hurried confusion of the Flight of the Earls, he was later found by an English aristocrat, Sir Toby Caulfield, who kept him prisoner in Charlemont Fort – before sending him to Eton School in Windsor, until he was old enough to be taken to the Tower of London, where he perished.
This is just one of the eye-opening tales your guide will share with you as you move through the tour.