Audio interview over a static image. At Tullyhogue Fort in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Dr Colm Donnelly and Caroline Nolan discuss the arrival of the Normans in 1177. The area also has light to shed on the historical links to the O'Neills and the O'Hagans, the rural economy they functioned in and the information we have about health matters at the time, including dental problems and tuberculosis. There is also some discussion on the start of the plantation, including the arrival of Sir Arthur Chichester who founded what became modern Belfast.

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14 April 2008

As background information to rural history, this clip might be useful to students studying life in Ireland during the middle ages.