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03 October 2012

1200 – Swords Castle, Co. Dublin

Built around 1200 as an episcopal manor, as the residence of the Archbishop of Dublin. Five sided around a considerable courtyard with elements from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. The chapel was...

20 September 2012

1290 – Granagh Castle, Co.Kilkenny

Grannagh Castle is located on the northern bank of the river Suir just outside Waterford City. Believed to have been built by le Poers who had been granted the whole of Waterford and...

19 September 2012

1260 – Baldongan Castle & Church, Co. Dublin

The castle was constructed in the mid 13th Century, possibly by the Knights Templar, rectangular in plan with towers on each corner. The church was built in the 15th century and was also...

19 September 2012

1290c – Baggotrath Castle, Dublin

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...

19 September 2012

1250c. – Bullock Castle, Co. Dublin

Built in the mid 13th century by the Cistercian monks of the Abbey of St. Mary in Dublin to protect the harbour for local fishermen. The castle building formed a gate into a...

17 September 2012

1450 – Dunmoe Castle, Co.Meath

The four-storey castle was originally square with four round turrets at the corners. Probably of mid 15th century construction but in an earlier style. The two lower storeys were vaulted. A drawing of...

11 September 2012

1490s – Chateau de Gien, Loiret, France

Originally constructed at the end of the 14th century, the only remaining vestige of that era is the square tower on the south facade, the Tour “Charlemagne”. The Chateau was remodeled at the...

19 July 2012

1842 – Roxborough Castle, Moy, Co. Tyrone

Architect: William Murray / William Barre Seat of the Earls of Charlemont, and originally built in the 18th Century but heavily remodeled by the second Earl in 1842, his architect being William Murray....

09 June 2012

1280s – Kiltartan Castle, Co. Galway

Cromwell’s artillery left very little of the 13th century Castletown castle in the 1650s. Two storeys partially remain (with a 3-storey spiral stairway) of this 13th Century castle.