The Secret Life Of Irish Castles

Dunluce Castle.

Dunluce Castle.

Ireland is a country rich in history, and that history is to be found nowhere more than in the castles that dot its hills. Some are pristine and modernised, some little more than shells, but all of them have a tale to tell, to those with an ear to hear it. Here are a few of those tales.

Leap Castle – kinslayers, priest-killers, sailors and flames

Charleville Castle – To Music from Masons and Monasteries

Dunguaire Castle – Celtic Legends and Celtic Revival

Luttrellstown Castle – Millionaires, celebrities and desecrated graves

Blarney Castle – The Truth Behind The Myth

Carrickfergus Castle – Knights, soldiers, pirates and ghosts

Ashdown Castle – the castle hidden inside a house

Glenveagh Castle – Cruelty, Cowboys and Celebrities

Clonony Castle – A tale of three tombstones

Malahide Castle – the tale of the Talbots

Killua Castle – Potatoes, TE Lawrence, and rescue from decay

Dunluce Castle – The Ruin On The Cliff

Bunratty Castle – Kings, Earls, commoners and a Viscount

Castle Troy – “By war, tide and time batter’d”

More to come…

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