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Lea Castle Portarlington-Courtesy of National Library of Ireland

Lea Castle

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Lea Castle is located on the Dublin Road just outside of Portarlington. It was built circa 1260 by William de Vesey and was protected to the north by the River …

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Whites Castle

In 1417 Sir John Talbot, Viceroy of Ireland, built a castle over the River Barrow at Athy. It was one of many such fortifications built to protect both the bridge …

Woodstock Castle Athy Co. Kildare-Courtesy of The National Library of Ireland

Woodstock Castle

Woodstock Castle originally built in the 13th century, was a rectangular keep of two stories, with a large hall on the first floor. The entrance was on the first floor …

Carlow Castle

Carlow Castle

Carlow Castle, now a ruin stands on the eastern bank of the River Barrow. It is thought to have been built by William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke and Lord of …

Black Castle, Leighlinbridge

Black Castle

The little village of Leighlinbridge lays claim to at least two historical superlatives – the oldest (built in 1320) functioning bridge in Europe, and one of the earliest Norman castles …

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Ballymoon Castle

Ballymoon Castle is a national monument, situated 3km from the town of Bagenalstown. Starting with the walk up from the road across a small footbridge, you will be full of …

Tinnahinch Castle & Weir - Graiguenamanagh

Tinnahinch Castle

Tinnahinch Castle is a fortified house which¬†was built around 1615 by James Butler who later lost his lands because of his involvement in the Confederate War of 1641. It was …