#OnThisDay 1169 The Normans first landed on Bannow Bay, Co. Wexford. This contingent led by Robert FitzStephen to reinstate Dermot MacMurrogh to his Leinster kingdom. They quickly took Wexford & when reinforcements came, Waterford & Dublin.
One could argue that the Normans or Cambro-Normans were more French than English, but at the end of the day, an English pope gave the King of England permission to invade Ireland.
The rest is, as they say, (Irish) history.