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Scottish settlers such as James Hamilton who brought 10,000 settlers to north western Ulster, bringing with them the language and culture of the Scottish Lowlands to the county of Down.
Aondruim (Nendrum), Dun Leathghlaise (Downpatrick) Magh Bhile (Movilla, Newtownards) Beannchair (Bangor) Rath Murbholg (Maghera), Druim Mand oacute;r (Dromore), Domhnach Mand oacute;r (Donaghmore) and Linn Duachaill (Magheralin) he first Viking raid on Ireland was recorded in 795, during the early 800's Down was attacked many times and its monasteries plundered, the Ulaid of County Down had a strong naval tradition and were often successful in repulsing these raids, which perhaps explains why the Vikings don't appear to have established any enduring settlements in the area, although a high status Viking burial has been found at Balyhome just south of Bangor, the area unlike orther parts of Ireland has few place names which can be attributed a Norse origin, save for the sea loughs of Carlingford and Strangford.n 926 Muirchertach, son of Niall Glendubh defeated the Vikings in a sea battle on Strangford Lough.Muirchertach's base was in the The Grianan of Aileach, County Donegal during his reign he defeated the n 1177 eastern Ulster was invaded by Anglo Norman barons led by John de Courcy, initially he built some thirty Motte and Bailie castles to retain and consolidate his grip on the country, eventually he came to control most of eastern Ulster, and built stone castles at Dundrum in County Down and Carrickfergus in County Antrim.Meanwhile in England Henry II was watching affairs in Ireland closely, and perhaps fearful of the power his barons were amassing sent his son Prince John to Ireland, John landed at Waterford on 24th April 1185 with 300 Knights and a large number of men at armspon his arrival the Irish chief in the area came to welcome and pay homage to him, .This is undoudtably true, the reason being that previously Sir Arthur Chichester from his base in Carrickfergus had systematically destroyed crops, burnt houses, murdered people including women and children, whatever livestock could not be carried off were killed, the text below is taken from a letter written by him"I burned along the lough within four miles of Dungannon and killed one hundred people, sparing none, of what quality, age or sex so ever, besides many burned to death; we kill man, woman and child, horse, beast and whatsoever we find.""I have often said and written it is famine that must consume them; our swords and other endeavours work not that speedie effect which is expected; for their overthrowes are safties to the speedie runners, upon which we kill no multitudes."his scorched earth policy was employed across Ireland by the Lord Deputy Lord Mountjoy (Charles Blonc) and Carew in Munster it was largly responsible for the defeat of the Irish Clans, and ultimately resulted in The Flight of the Earls.t is interesting to note that many of the protestant planters brought to Ireland may not have been there of theit own choice, to get a grant of land you first of all had to be well connected to the rulers of the time, this precluded the vast majority of the population.
John appears to have derided his Irish subjects, it is said that their beards were rudely pulled in reticule, by the clean shaven members of John's retinue.