Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath
b.abt 1125 Ewias Lacy, Herefordshire, England
d.25 Jul 1186 Durrow, County Laois, Leinster, Republic of Ireland
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Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath, 4th Baron Lacy, ((born before 1135), died 25 July 1186, Durrow, Leinster) was an Anglo-Norman magnate. He had substantial land holdings in Herefordshire and Shropshire, England. Following his participation in the Norman Invasion of Ireland, he was granted the lands of the Kingdom of Meath by the Anglo-Norman King Henry II of England in 1172. The Lordship of Meath was the most extensive liberty in Ireland.