X2693 : Castles of Munster: Dungarvan, Waterford (1)

taken 5 years ago, near to Dun Garbhan and Abbeyside, Waterford, Ireland

Castles of Munster: Dungarvan, Waterford (1)
Castles of Munster: Dungarvan, Waterford (1)
King John had a castle here by 1215, and the internal twelve-sided shell keep (rare in Ireland) may date from that period. The view here is of the SE corner with its entrance gatehouse having a passage with a portcullis groove and flanked by two U-shaped towers. The SW corner beyond to the left has a tower over thirty feet in height, and diameter. The FitzGeralds were in possession continuously from 1285 until 1535 when it was captured by Lord Deputy Skeffington. It was then retained by the Earl of Ossory until the Crown assumed direct control in 1543. After its capture and recapture during the wars of the 1640s, it finally fell to Cromwell in 1650.

X2693 : Castles of Munster: Dungarvan, Waterford (2)
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 15 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! X 2635 9305 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:5.3556N 7:36.9780W
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Irish: geotagged! X 2638 9305
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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