R6441 : Castles of Munster: Bourchiers, Limerick

taken 9 years ago, near to Loughgur Cross, Holycross and Longford Bridge, Limerick, Ireland

Castles of Munster: Bourchiers, Limerick
Castles of Munster: Bourchiers, Limerick
Sir George Bourchier was granted this C16 five storey tower, the former seat of the Earls of Desmond when it was confiscated by the Crown in the 1580s. His descendants, later earls of Bath, held it until 1641. Also known as Castle Doon, it covered the north-east approach to Knockadoon, which was almost enclosed by Lough Gur. Nearby Black Castle protected the southern approaches.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 25 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 10 July, 2009
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 6483 4112 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.2441N 8:31.1308W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! R 64831 41123
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