Etymology of Knightswood
The Knights Templar
The Templars were founded in Jerusalem in 1118 (between the first and second crusades) , of course with the support of the French King, and were officially recognised by Rome in 1130.
As Williamstown is close to the city (and certainly closer than Crook) it would have been perfect for recruitment. It was almost certainly a larger centre of operation than its neighbour at Crook because of this proximity.
By the rules of the order, they were forbidden from killing another Christian. Due to Ireland being a Christian country, they saw no action here and could fight only in self-defense if necessary, so Ireland was used primarily for one of three reasons:
- As a sort of retirement home for knights who had seen action in Jerusalem but were now too elderly to fight.
- For feudal farming/ tenancy, in order to support the knights who lived there and raise money for the cause.
- For recruiting young soldiers for action in the holy land (the Irish were involved in the third crusade).
Contemporary development of prestige family homes in an outstanding location
Knightswood at Williamstown on the outskirts of Waterford City is a superb balance between city and country living.
Situated in an outstanding location overlooking the Williamstown Golf Course. Ideally located on the Ring Road providing easy access to a wide variety of amenities and services including creches, primary and secondary schools, shops, restaurants and sports clubs. Tesco 24 hour Ardkeen Food Stores and Waterford Regional Hospital within walking distance.
Frisby Homes, the developers of Knightswood have an excellent reputation for delivering high quality homes and this is a unique opportunity to purchase one of their superbly designed 3 or 4 bedroom homes adjacent to Williamstown Golf Club in what is arguably one of Waterford City’s most sought locations
One of the most prestigious new developments to come to the market in recent years, Knightswood offers a thoughtful collection of spacious homes, all of which offer residents a superb standard of living.
With a choice of 3 & 4 bedroom semi detached homes and 4 detached homes, the high specification of design with low energy rating and generous fully landscaped open areas make this development the most desirable place to live. Lavish landscaping is evident throughout Knightswood which further enhances the development.