Secondly, regarding invasions – why is it awesome to be lord of Galway Bay? For trading purposes, right? Galway is first and foremost a sea-port, and with whom were the Conroys trading? Probably the Vikings most of all, because the Vikings had the best ships for trading with England, the Low Countries, Denmark, etc. So it’s misleading to think of Ireland as its own nation-state invaded by itinerant evildoers, because Ireland is just plain made up of the descendants of the successions of more ancient itinerant evildoers who came there, like the Tuatha de Danaan.