Athenry Castle in County Galway, Ireland, is one of the best preserved Norman Castles in Ireland. Detail of stone carving at the entrance door. Click on the photo to find out all about the castle including visitor information and features.

Athenry Castle in County Galway, Ireland, is one of the best preserved Norman Castles in Ireland. Detail of stone carving at the entrance door. Click on the photo to find out all about the castle including visitor information and features.

The hole in the wall where toilet waste from the garderobes once emerged, Annaghdown Castle, www.enjoy-irish-culture.com

The hole in the wall where toilet waste from the garderobes once emerged, Annaghdown Castle, www.enjoy-irish-culture.com

Medieval entrance into Athenry Priory, Co Galway. This Dominican foundation dates from the mid 13th century .

Medieval entrance into Athenry Priory, Co Galway. This Dominican foundation dates from the mid 13th century .

Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, was constructed over a thirty-year period by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter. Hugh de Lacy was granted the Liberty of Meath by King Henry II in 1172 in an attempt to curb the expansionist policies of Richard de Clare, (Strongbow).  Construction of the massive three storied Keep, the central stronghold of the castle, was begun c. 1176 on the site of an earlier wooden fortress. #Castle #Ireland

Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, was constructed over a thirty-year period by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter. Hugh de Lacy was granted the Liberty of Meath by King Henry II in 1172 in an attempt to curb the expansionist policies of Richard de Clare, (Strongbow). Construction of the massive three storied Keep, the central stronghold of the castle, was begun c. 1176 on the site of an earlier wooden fortress. #Castle #Ireland

Ballyportry Castle - Ballyportry Castle offers guests the chance to step back in time. The authentic Gaelic tower house rises 90 feet from turf to battlement. It is an authentic restoration, evoking Medieval Ireland at a turbulent time when allegiance was not so much to a sovereign, as to a family, and a man's home was truly his castle.

Ballyportry Castle - Ballyportry Castle offers guests the chance to step back in time. The authentic Gaelic tower house rises 90 feet from turf to battlement. It is an authentic restoration, evoking Medieval Ireland at a turbulent time when allegiance was not so much to a sovereign, as to a family, and a man's home was truly his castle.

Ormond Castle Ireland. Another castle owned by the Butler Family.  several typed of architecture in the whole structure

Ormond Castle Ireland. Another castle owned by the Butler Family. several typed of architecture in the whole structure

Bunratty Castle, County Clare, Ireland- the vaulted hall, now used as banquetting hall for medieval banquets. Click on the photo to read our article on the fascinating 800 year history of the castle.

Bunratty Castle, County Clare, Ireland- the vaulted hall, now used as banquetting hall for medieval banquets. Click on the photo to read our article on the fascinating 800 year history of the castle.

Cahir Castle is one of the larges and most beautiful medieval castles in Ireland. For the full and fascinating history of the castle visit the Enjoy Irish culture website.

Cahir Castle is one of the larges and most beautiful medieval castles in Ireland. For the full and fascinating history of the castle visit the Enjoy Irish culture website.

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