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The medieval town of Buttevant (French word for advanced stronghold) was founded by the powerful Anglo-Norman, De Barry family. The De Barrys planned the town carefully, with a specific grid pattern similar to those found in Normandy in France. By 1230 there was a Market House, Lombard's castle, De Barry Castle and a Franciscan Friary at Buttevant.