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Adare Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Southwest Ireland, Ireland.

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The Irish Board of Works has recently consolidated this interesting ruin by the River Maigue and opened it to the public. It has a fragmentary tower keep of c1240 within the east side of a small inner ward of c1200 with one round bastion facing west. To the south and east is a larger outer ward with remains of two halls on the river bank, one with windows of c1200, the other being a larger aisled structure with service rooms beyond it. In and around the rather touristy village are fine remains of three medieval monasteries.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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