Medieval Fore, County Westmeath
In the history of Norman monasteries founded in Ireland, the Benedictine priory of Fore stands apart.
While many foundations were independent entities and others were cells or priories of English foundations,
Fore was a cell of the French monastery of St. Taurin in Evreux, Normandy.
Rory Masterson holds a PhD from NUI Maynooth.
He has lectured part-time at NUI Maynooth and contributes to many other historical journals. He teaches full-time at Colaiste Choilm, Tullamore.