Hugone Cod was also witness to the Ratification and Inspeximus by Albinus O’Molloy, Bishop of Ferns, who held that see from 1186-1223 (during the reign of Richard I) [Celtic], of former Charters to Dunbrody Abbey in Dublin.Ailbe (Albinus) O Maelmuidhe (O'Molloy) had been abbot of Baltinglass.
Between 1139 and 1272 thirty-four abbeys of the Cistercian order were founded in Ireland, of which twelve were established before 1172. These include St Mary's, Dublin, and Mellifont, founded in 1142, with the latter's daughter-abbeys—Bective, in Meath, called De Beatitudine; Baltinglas, in Wicklow, called De Valle Salutis; and Boyle, in Roscommon. The introduction of the Cistercian and Augustinian orders led to a great architectural outburst all over the country, in which the Irish princes took the lead. The Norman adventurers, men of the race which was covering England and Normandy with splendid cathedrals and abbeys, entered into the work, and, besides the massive keeps and castles which gradually replaced the earlier earthen forts all over the provinces, there arose during the thirteenth century stately abbeys, whose outlines we admire in their ruin today.
XIII.—INSPEXIMUS CARTARUM, SUB SIGILLO EPISCOPI FERNENSIS: - - - - - - 168 Ratification by Albinus O'Molloy, Bishop of Perns, A.D. 1186-1223, of grants to Abbey of Port of St. Mary, from Herveius de Muntmorici and others.