May Talk: 800 years of the Barnewall family (inc Bremore Castle) – Aidan Arnold

Balbriggan & District Historical Society presents ‘800 years of the Barnewall family ( with particular emphasis on their association with Bremore Castle) May 29th at 8pm Bracken Court Hotel. €5 Members free.

The story of Barnewalls is a long, complicated and often tangled web, spanning Irish history for 800 years. They held vast tracts of land in Ireland, built castles and great houses, including Bremore Castle in Balbriggan and Turvey House near Swords. The Round Tower in Lusk is home to Sir Christopher Barnewall’s 1589 ancestral tomb. This talk based on Aidan Arnold’s book recounts the important but almost forgotten history of this Catholic Norman family dynasty.

Speaker: Aidan Arnold grew up on his family farm in Corduff, Lusk. He has been chairman of Lusk Heritage Group since it’s establishment 35 years ago in 1989. Books written by Aidan include Lusk through the Ages, The life and times of Rover McCann, Lusk School, the Schools Collection (part of the National Folklore Collection,)Barnewall de Berneval, 800 years a Norman-Irish family, and Forgotten Evidence on the Sack of Balbriggan.