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Trim Castle


Trim Castle
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Copyright: Grzegorz Mudry (Grzechu) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 17 W: 15 N: 27] (933)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-08
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon 350 D, EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Castle [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-08 16:26
Viewed: 2051
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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 1176 in an attempt to curb the expensionist 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. This massive twenty-sided tower, which is cruciform in shape, was protected by a ditch, curtain wall and moat.

This magnificent site experienced a renaissance in 2000 when it opened to the public after an extensive period of excavation and restoration. Access to the keep is by guided tour only for safety reasons. Visitors also have access to the grounds of the castle where interpretation panels allow for self-guiding.

Information from: http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/HistoricSites/East/TrimCastleMeath/

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Hello Grzegorz, superb castle and perfect composition, including the little bridge.

The dark weather shows how the temperature can get nasty in Ireland.

Very well done! Cheers, Yan :)

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