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1185Philip of Worcester, chief governor of Ireland, at the head of a body of forces from Dublin, ravages Armagh for six days, and returns to Dublin without loss. 
1188The Priory of St. John the Baptist built by Alured de Palmer, on the south side of Thomas-street. 
1190Great part of the city consumed by an accidental fire. Again, according to Camden, two years afterwards. Archbishop Comyn repairs Christ Church. St. Patrick's Cathedral built by the same archbishop, on the site of the former church of the same name, and solemnly consecrated by the Archbishops of Armagh and Dublin, and the legate O'Heaney, sent by Pope Celestine III. 
1192A synod held in Dublin by Matthew O'Heney the apostolic legate. John, lord of Ireland, grants a charter to Dublin. 
1195The body of Hugh de Lacy, who had been killed by one of his own servants at Durrow, in 1186, buried in Bective; but his head deposited in the abbey of St. Thomas, near Dublin. 
1202Priory of the Saviour founded near the old bridge, on the site of the present courts of law, by William Marshall, earl of Pembroke. 
1204A great plague in Dublin. 
1205Writ issued for building the Castle of Dublin, for fortifying the city, and for holding a fair there for eight days, after the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross 
1207King John grants a charter to Dublin. 
1209The citizens of Dublin, while amusing themselves in Cullen's-wood, on Easter Monday, were set upon by the Irish, of the neighbouring mountains, and 500 killed; wherefore, this day was afterwards called Black Monday, and the place, "the Bloody Fields." The city was repeopled by a new colony from Bristol; and on every succeeding Easter Monday the citizens marched out to the scene of action, with, banners displayed, and defied the Irish. 

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