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Thread #2053   Message #706550
Posted By: IanC
08-May-02 - 04:48 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Fields of Athenry
Subject: RE: Fields of Athenry
Something that interests me. I wondered if Pete St. John got the title from the "[battle]field of Athenree" where the invading army of (the Anglo-Norman) Robert the Bruce was defeated by the (Anglo-Norman) forces in 1316. Bruce had his brother Edward crowned King of Ireland, but it didn't last long. A reasonable account is here.

Just wondering.
Ian