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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Ireland Trip - Trim Castle

From Wikipedia: Trim Castle (Irish: Caisleán Bhaile Atha Troim), Trim, County Meath, Ireland, on the bank of the Boyne has an area of 30,000 m². It is the remains of Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman castle. It was built primarily by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter.  This is the main gate called Trim Gate.

Once in the gate, I photographed the grounds, starting on the right, while we waited for our tour of the keep.   The following photo tells you about this photo.

The side of the River Gate.

The River Gate from a different angle.

Scenes from the movie Braveheart were filmed on the other side of this curtain Wall and outside the Barbican Gate.

Inside the Barbican Gate.

Jolene and I both took photos of the foliage growing from the ruins of the Barbican Gate.

More of the curtain wall to the right of the Barbican Gate.

The side of the keep facing the curtain wall and Barbican Gate.

View from the Barbican Gate looking back to the River Gate and the Solar.

View from up in the castle.  The ruin in the background was a church, I think.

This is the gate they used to bring the sheep onto the castle grounds.

The roof of the castle is not intact so these tent structures are used to protect the inside, mainly the tourists, from rain.

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