N8056 : Castles of Leinster: Trim, Meath (2)

taken 8 years ago, near to Baile Atha Troim and Newtown Trim, Meath, Ireland

Castles of Leinster: Trim, Meath (2)
Castles of Leinster: Trim, Meath (2)
From the same viewpoint across the Boyne, another view of the keep and the south curtain wall with its D shaped towers. By the mid-C13 Trim had passed to Geoffrey de Genneville who had married Walter de Lacy's great-grand-daughter Matilda. Their grand-daughter Joan eventually brought Trim to Roger Mortimer, who had been created Earl of March in 1328 by Edward III. Richard II visited Trim in 1399 leaving behind for 'safe keeping' the two brothers Humphrey of Gloucester, and the future King Henry V lodged in the south gatehouse. Following a period when the castle was little used during the previous century, the castle was captured during the rebellion of Silken Thomas in 1534. The C17 saw further activity with Sir Charles Coote's siege and capture of the castle in 1647, and a further siege during Cromwell's campaign in Ireland some years later.

N8056 : Castles of Leinster: Trim, Meath (3)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 June, 2011   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 7 July, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 8025 5669 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.2516N 6:47.3928W
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Irish: geotagged! N 8040 5667
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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