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Napoleonic Wars

15 April 2013

1814 – Barrack Block, Tete-De-Pont, Shannonbridge, Co. Roscommon

Tete-de-pont or bridge defences which were constructed during the Napoleonic Wars. The defences were designed to delay a military force approaching from the west from crossing the River Shannon to the eastern side....

28 January 2010

1805 – Martello Tower, Sutton, Co. Dublin

A Martello Tower along the coast converted into a residence. Dublin’s coastline has Martello towers at regular intervals as coastal defence. Originally each tower would have had a gun battery on the flat...

31 December 2009

1810 – Athlone Castle, Co. Westmeath

Towards the end of the 12th century the Anglo-Normans constructed a motte-and-bailey fortification here. This was superceeded by a stone structure built in 1210, on the orders of King John of England. The...