Once again I started with nothing but a castle’s name and wound up digging a thread through bards on hunger strike, the murder of saints, Cromwell, senators escaping from execution in Phoenix Park, and disputes over the legitimacy of an heir to a title. Everything has a history.
New castle, Charleville Castle. Enjoyed writing this a lot, and surprisingly easy to find pictures for.
Written up the next castle. Another monster long article. Pics and post tomorrow.
Charleville – once again a castle that details exploded out of like an onion. Having a lot of fun researching these things.
Off and running in the castles with Leap Castle, in Offaly. A bloody bit of history.
Well, something, anyway. This article is quite long and it has got quite late. Tomorrow I add pictures to it and put it up.
Next writing project is tentatively titled the Secret Life Of Irish Castles. I decided I’d do it if I could find ten castles to write about. I found nineteen, so far. This should be fun.