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Trim Castle

Category: Families, Outdoors, Culture, Sightseeing

Type: Castles, Historic Homes & Sites, Parks & Gardens, Visitor Centres, General Attractions

Co Meath
Tel: +353 46 943 8619

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Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland

Trim Castle

Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland and was built over a thirty years by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter. The Castle site was chosen because it is on raised ground, overlooking a fording point over the River Boyne and was used as a centre of Norman administration for the Liberty of Meath, one of the new administrative areas of Ireland created by Henry II of England and granted to Hugh de Lacy.

Construction of the massive three storied Keep, the central stronghold of the castle began 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 1993 the lands were sold to the State and works began a major programme of conservation and exploratory works, including partial restoration of the moat and the installation of a protective roof.

Opening Time:

Open 17th March-October, daily 10am-6pm (to 5.30pm in October); November-mid March weekends only 9am-5pm.

Admission Charge:

Adults €4; Child/Student €2; OAP/Group €3; Family €10.
Trim Castle - Trim County Meath Ireland
Trim Castle - Trim County Meath Ireland
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