Navan Fort

Navan Fort

Navan Fort History Navan Fort is a hilltop enclosure and ritual site at Navan, County Armagh, Ireland. Navan Fort is also known by its ancient Irish name, Emain Macha. It was constructed around 95 BC, and it is recorded in the Ulster Cycle and other Irish legends as the capital of the northern Irish province […]

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kilbrittain castle

Kilbrittain Castle

Kilbrittain Castle History The oldest castle in Ireland, Kilbrittain Castle was built in 1035 by Cian, grandson of Brian Boru, the high king of Ireland. Since then, it has been home to many ruling families: McCarthy, De Courceys, and Stawell, to name but a few. For the first time in many hundreds of years, it

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Carrigaholt Castle History

Carrigaholt Castle was built in about 1480 by the McMahons of West Corca Baiscin. It has a fiery and colorful history including rebellions and battles between Teigue McMahon and the Earl of Thomond, and the pirating of merchant ships headed for Limerick. Also later in the 1600’s it was the home of the Clare Dragoons

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Tower of Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle History The present Blarney Castle is the third castle to be built on the site. The first, in the 10th century, was wooden. In about 1210, this was replaced by a stone structure. In 1446, another stone structure was built by Cormac MacCarthy giving today’s castle. Blarney Castle is one of Ireland’s most

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