There aren't many historical sites in Ireland with the importance that Bannow Island has. In itself the island (which is no longer an island!) is rather dull and even those who make it important probably only spent a week camping on its shores. Yet it was from this place that the Norman invasion of Ireland began.
Being down in County Wexford on the weekend of the 850th anniversary of those events was not happenstance, but I took the opportunity to make a short video on the shores of Bannow Bay: