R4354 : Dromore Castle (1)

taken 9 years ago, near to New Kildimo and Pailis Chaonrai, Limerick, Ireland

Dromore Castle (1)
Dromore Castle (1)
Dromore Castle is a Gothic revival building perched high above Dromore Lough and designed and built by the architect Edward William Godwin for the Earl of Limerick during the early 1870s. No expense was spared in its construction, the final bill amounting to between 80,000 - 100,000, a colossal sum for those days. The castle was closed at the outbreak of the First World War, and was finally sold by the fifth Earl in 1939. The castle began its slow descent into decay from then on, accelerated somewhat during the 1950s when the roof was removed to avoid the payment of rates. It now stands as a picturesque ruin, its future in doubt.
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R4354 : Dromore Castle (2)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 13 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 4342 5421 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:38.1929N 8:50.1876W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! R 4337 5421
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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