Sunday, April 05, 2009

CARRIGAFOYLE CASTLE, County Kerry:

Carrigafoyle Castle, County Kerry, Ireland
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Ruins of castles are all over, gaping as you go by. This one is Carrigafoyle, also 15th century, on the Shannon River west of Ballylongford, and finally defeated by the cannons of Cromwell. See reference.com/browse/wiki/Ballylongford. There also had been other battles. More of its stormy history at irelandseye.com/aarticles/travel/attractions/castles/crgafoyl.shtm

We started with, "See a castle, go in." But that is impossible. Too many. Take care. They are wide open, no guard rails, no nothing.

What caused the destruction:  largely Cromwell from England and his cannon. He landed in Ireland in 1649 to quell the Irish revolt that began in 1641.  Bloody, ruthless.  See ://www.doyle.com.au/cromwell.htm

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