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The Annals of the Four Masters, compiled in Ireland between 1 632 and 1 636,
records that in 'the Age of Christ 558' : In this year was taken the Mermaid, i.e.
Liban, the daughter of Eochaidh, son of Muireadh, on the strand Ollarbha, in the
Ireland had been invaded by Anglo-Norman knights and their Welsh followers in
1 167, and twenty years later Henry II was trying to assert his royal rights there as
overlord. He sent over his son Prince John to tour the conquered parts and ...
... to show the peculiar stalk and seminal duct of the barnacle. So there seems to
be little doubt that in some way they are related to the strange story Gerald heard
from the West of Ireland, and which still survives along the west coast today ...
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