Friday, April 1, 2011

Trim Castle - Ireland

I'm on holiday and this 1st day was really nice. The weather was good and i went postcard shopping. The day was also good in my mailbox, i've received 3 nice castle cards, including this one of the Trim Castle, a favorite from Ireland. it was sent by Claudia "chrissybaby".

"Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, was constructed over a thirty-year period by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter. Hugh de Lacy was granted the Liberty of Meath by King Henry II in 1172 in an attempt to curb the expansionist policies of Richard de Clare, (Strongbow). Construction of the massive three storied Keep, the central stronghold of the castle, was begun c. 1176 on the site of an earlier wooden fortress. This massive twenty-sided tower, which is cruciform in shape, was protected by a ditch, curtain wall and moat." - in:

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