The Knights Templar in Ireland — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

The Knights Templar were founded about 1118 or shortly before by Hugh de Payens and other noble knights, for the primary purpose of protecting pilgrims travelling to Jerusalem. Because their headquarters were located near the site of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, the order became known as Militia Templi Solomonis, or the soldiers of…

The Knights Templar in Ireland — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

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