Twitter Facebook Vimeo Youtube Google Plus Pinterest Tumblr

1290c – Baggotrath Castle, Dublin

Tweet about this on Twitter1Share on Facebook7Share on Google+0Pin on Pinterest0Email this to someone

0008

Baggotrath Castle was built in the late thirteenth century, in the vicinity of what is now Upper Baggot Street. It was largely destroyed on the eve of the Battle of Rathmines during English Civil War (1649) when it was considered a prize possession for military power in Dublin. The Irish Royalist leader, James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde advanced on Dublin, which was held by Parliamentary forces under Colonel Michael Jones. Anticipating that Ormonde would try to seize Baggotrath Castle, Jones took the precaution of partly destroying it. The castle remained in a ruinous condition until the early nineteenth century when Dublin Corporation demolished it.

Tweet about this on Twitter1Share on Facebook7Share on Google+0Pin on Pinterest0Email this to someone

 

More in Architecture of Dublin City, Lost Buildings of Ireland
15th C. – Brown’s Castle, Dublin

Approximately where Cornmarket is now, Brown's Castle was better known as the Black Dog prison. The castle became a tavern from which the prison got its name. From the early...

Close