Roscrea, Co. Tippeary

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Roscrea Castle, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.

Roscrea Castle

Dominating the heart of Roscrea town this 13th century state-of-the-art royal castle is a polygonal fortification with curtain walls, two D-shaped towers and a formidable gatetower which served as the principal residence. The original fortification was a wooden motte and bailey, built in 1213. Around 1281 the stone castle was erected; it was later altered and the gate tower heightened. It fell into disuse following the Williamite wars.

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Roscrea Round Tower
Roscrea Round Tower
Roscrea Castle
Roscrea Castle
Sculpture By Werner Groll
Sculpture By Werner Groll
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