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Castles of Ireland

Famous Castles
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A List of Irish Castles. Every famous castle from Ireland has been included. Originally made of earth and wood, later castles were built of stone, so many still survive today. Spanning a period of 900 years during the middle ages, castles come in many styles of architecture and design. Despite their differences though, they all have one feature in common-- they are fortified. Castles are defensive structures specifically built to withstand attack in the medieval world. Technologies such as arrowslits, murder-holes, and moats further improved their capabilities. Castles finally fell out of favor with the advent of gun powder, as offensive technologies, such as canons, rendered castles largely obsolete.
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Ardfinnan Castle
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Ardgillan Castle
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Ashford Castle
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Ashtown Castle
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Athlone Castle
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Aughnanure Castle
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Bailieborough Castle
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Ballaghmore Castle
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Ballinacarriga Castle
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Ballinalacken Castle
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Ballincollig Castle
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Ballinlough Castle
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Ballycarbery Castle
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Ballyconnell Castle
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Ballymoon Castle
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Ballymore Castle
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Ballymote Castle
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Ballyquirk Castle
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Barberstown Castle
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Barryscourt Castle
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Belvelly Castle
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Birr Castle Ireland
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Black Castle
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Blackrock Castle
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Blackwater Castle