N8559 : Castles of Leinster: Bective, Meath (1)

taken 11 years ago, near to Bective and Robinstown, Meath, Ireland

Castles of Leinster: Bective, Meath (1)
Castles of Leinster: Bective, Meath (1)
Although the Cistercian Abbey at Bective is perhaps not thought of first and foremost as a castle, nevertheless it was specifically fortified against attack by the addition of two towers in the C15, giving it the somewhat fortress-like appearance we see today. The tower in the cloister's SW corner is of four storeys with turrets on the southern corners, whilst the other has two east facing turrets. After the abbey was dissolved in 1536 the buildings were leased to Thomas Agarde but sold later in 1552 to Andrew Wyse. It later passed to the Dillons and then the Boltons.

N8559 : Castles of Leinster: Bective, Meath (2)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 8 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 8596 5994 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.9490N 6:42.1713W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 8590 5991
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Castle  Abbey 

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