R4746 : Desmond's Castle - 1982

taken 42 years ago, near to Adare, Co Limerick, Ireland

Desmond's Castle - 1982
Desmond's Castle - 1982
Desmond's Castle, Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland.
A castle or fortress is said to have first been built by the O'Donovans, rulers of the region into the late 12th century, and afterwards to have passed into the possession of the Kildare branch of the FitzGerald dynasty, who may be responsible for the majority of the remains of the present fortress (which occurred with Croom Castle, also on the Maigue). Desmond's Castle, as it is popularly known, stands on the north bank of the Maigue.
Adare is a village in County Limerick, Ireland. Adare's origin is as a settlement by a crossing point on the river Maigue. It is situated 16 km from Limerick City. Renowned as one of Ireland's prettiest villages, Adare is designated as a Heritage Town by the Irish government. Due to its origin as village of the Dunraven estate, Adare has a more planned appearance than many Irish villages and towns.
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R4746, 9 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
August 1982   (more nearby)
Friday, 27 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 470 467 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.1982N 8:46.9436W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! R 470 466
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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