Saturday, January 30, 2010
Trim Castle built in 1100's is Irelands largest castle and is also the largest Norman Castle in Europe, it was built for Hugh De Lacy. It was made famous in more recent times when used in the movie Braveheart. It was important to the Normans as it was the capital of the county Meath at the time and it was the western edge of 'The Pale'. This was the region on the East coast that was under the control of the English untill the middle ages, it was controlled locally by Norman Knights planted by the English. Even today the derogatory name for people from this area is West Brits.
It was used in the 1500's as a meeting place for the Norman-Irish Parliment and was one of the locations mentioned for the site of Trinity College founded in 1590.
The Castle keep
Views of Walls and moate, where the wall is gone parts of the internal structure can be seen.
Posted by Paz at 8:13 PM