Nobber (County Meath)
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Derived its town name illustrating Obair meaning the work which a Norman castle was constructed by the french in the 13th century. The river dee runs through the parish which is situated near Whitewood Lake in the town of Whitewood.
Nobber would have been founded by a group of people from normandy in France dating back to the 1200s, and it takes its name from a castle that was built their by the same group. Hugh de Lacy would have set up many castles in leinster and this was one of his towns that he took over. Henry II granted lands to the king in 1150 after a number of years he then left his territory and gave it to Gilbert de Angulo where he erected a moate and bailey. He was a French companion at the time and that was the reason for that scenario.
The Principal Town of Nobber was in the barony of Morgallion dating back to the 11th century.
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