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  Ireland Now Castles to Shamrocks An Exploration of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The castle is a four storey tower, built on a rocky eminence with a good view in all directions, and overlooks Ballinacarriga Lough (lake).
The basement of the castle would have had a wooden ceiling - the stone corbels to keep it in place are still to be seen, as is the impressive high stone arch of the second floor.
The castle is reported to have been occupied by a garrison of Cromwell's men for a time and when they were leaving they would, as was their usual practice, have removed the overhanging parapets with their machicolations, thus depriving the castle of its main defense against further attack.
www.irelandnow.com /towers.html   (2075 words)

 Northern Ireland
One of Ireland's four ancient kingdoms, Ulster covered the six counties of Northern Ireland (along with three counties now in the Republic of Ireland).
Northern Ireland was formed in 1921, when those of Protestant English and Scottish decent were a far greater percentage of the population than today.
Old castles and the crumbling stone structures of ancient friaries dot the land, but it is some of the world's most beautiful coastline scenery of which county Antrim boasts.
www.proseandphotos.com /northern_ireland.htm   (1732 words)

 Castles || norcimo.com
Entrance is by a strong northern gateway and smaller southern entrance (a large barbican was later added to this, as was an outer gatehouse to the northern gate).
Castle Rising is noted for being the residence of Queen Isabella, Edward III's mother, after the murder of Edward II.
Castles of the World has information from a not so British centric point of view, as well as user contributions to castle descriptions and castle related message boards.
www.norcimo.com /fun/castles   (2304 words)

 Northern Ireland travel guide - Wikitravel
Northern Ireland consists of the six north-easterly counties of the island of Ireland, and is a part of the United Kingdom.
The world famous Giant's Causeway (Northern Irelands only UNESCO World Heritage site) with its array of hexagonal basalt columns and tales of ancient Irish giants, and 'Old Bushmills', the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery, are just two attractions, which are a must for every visit to Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland does a large amount of trade with the Republic of Ireland (where the euro is used) and therefore many outlets in border areas accept euro.
wikitravel.org /en/Northern_Ireland   (2449 words)

 Castle hotels, bed and breakfast and castles for rent in England, Scotland and Wales
Castles in Wales - Castles in Northern Ireland -
One famous visitor to the Castle was King James I. In 1603 Queen Elizabeth I died and was succeeded by the son of Mary Queen of Scots, James VI of Scotland.
The Castle dates from the 18th century and is the clan seat of the MacLachlans, one of the oldest highland clans.
www.historic-uk.com /StayUK/CastleHotels.htm   (4977 words)

 Visit Ireland - Attractions and Activities: Castles and Ruins
As new building methods had developed, the castles were made of stone, with very thick walls and tall towers, a Keep or stronghold, which was the most secure part of the castle, and where ordinary living took place and a curtained stonewall surrounding the castle.
The castles were built in Ireland from the 12th century to the end of the 17th century when gunpowder and artillery were introduced.
Other castles have been turned over to the National Trust in the Republic of Ireland or to the State Care System in Northern Ireland to be refurbished and opened to the public as National Monuments.
www.visitireland.com /attractions/castles.asp   (1192 words)

  Europe 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The quality of this 17th-century castle is that of a fine palace, spacious, well-lit, warm and with many chambers.
the ruins of this castle in town center incorporate the gabled tower of a fortified house built by the family in the 15th century.
Built as a present for his wife by Mitchell Henry, he sold the castle after the death of his wife to the Benedictine nuns, fleeing from Ypes in Belgium during World war I. It is now a select girls' boarding school.
www.rozylowicz.com /retirement/scotland2003/ireland2003.html   (610 words)

 Northern Ireland maps from Omni Resources.
We are an authorized agent for all Northern Ireland geology and topographic map publications.
Tourist information on castles, museums, holiday areas and more is listed on the reverse side of the maps.
This set of five sheets includes an index map of Northern Ireland at 1:250,000; a northern sheet at 1:150,000; a western sheet at 1:150,000; an eastern sheet at 1:150,000; and a sheet for Belfast at 1:100,000.
www.omnimap.com /catalog/int/nireland.htm   (428 words)

 Medieval England
Castles were first introduced to England by the Normans who were from northern France.
The first castles were not made of stone but wood.
Ireland was very famous castles because it was constantly invaded.
library.thinkquest.org /04oct/01895/castles.htm   (87 words)

 Ireland castles and townhouses from Ireland Rentals
Ireland's country houses are set in some of the most spectacular rural areas of this emerald-green land.
Our historic castles date back as far as the 13th century; many are small enough for families, while others accommodate up to 25.
Some castles are furnished in medieval style, while others offer the amenities of a luxury hotel.
www.ireland-rentals.com /castles_and_townhouses/index.htm   (371 words)

 Visit Ireland Travel Ireland @ Irelandseye.com
Every castle of Ireland has a tale to tell, whether northern southern, east or west of Ireland.
Trim Castle - Trim Castle is the largest and one of the most important Norman military constructions in Ireland.
The Crown Bar - This saloon really deserves its name - it is the crowning glory of Northern Ireland's pubs, and thought by some to be the finest example of ornate Victorian Gothic décor to be found anywhere.
www.irelandseye.com /aarticles/travel/index.shtm   (457 words)

 Map of Ireland - Pictures of Ireland - Ireland Castles
Castles in Ireland are dotted throughout the country.
Click on our Map of Ireland Castles to take a tour of some of the old castle ruins and castles restored to their former glory.
DVD of Ireland - Look Around Ireland to the Tenor voice of Michael Londra (more info) Listen to the crystal tenor voice of Michael Londra while viewing images of Ireland on your TV If you are planning a vacation in Ireland then why not take a look at our interactive Ireland Vacation cd roms.
www.lookaroundireland.com   (482 words)

 Northern Ireland - The Castles of Antrim
The nomadic boatmen - Ireland's first inhabitants - who crossed from south-west Scotland in about 7,000 BC and left their flinty axes all along this rugged coast, must have seen the crag from the sea and may have ventured their flimsy coracles into the huge cave that runs through the rock to the land.
He used it to modernise the castle but he must have skimped on the kitchen, since in 1639 it fell into the sea and carried away the cooks and all their pots.
When Henry II was king of England, the Norman John de Courcy had overthrown the kings of the north of Ireland and established his rule from Carlingford Lough up the east coast as far as Fair Head.
www.geographia.com /northern-ireland/ukiant03.htm   (452 words)

 Ireland maps from Omnimap.com, world leader in international map supply.
Ireland maps from Omnimap.com, world leader in international map supply.
Please see Ireland, Northern for additional maps of Northern Ireland.
The main map covers Heuston Station in the west, Iveagh Gardens in the south, Mater Misericordia Hospital in the north and the IFSC in the east.
www.omnimap.com /catalog/int/ireland.htm   (826 words)

 Discover Northern Ireland | Castles & Monuments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Northern Ireland has some of the finest castles on the island.
The first known dwelling in Ireland was found at Mountsandel near Coleraine (7000BC).
Dunluce Castle, originally occupied by the MacQuillan family and later the MacDonnells.
www.discovernorthernireland.com /castles.aspx   (285 words)

 Creepy Castles of Britain & Ireland
Berry Pomeroy Castle - timeslips and a fatal apparition
Windsor Castle - Windsor Castle is one of the main royal residences and is the largest inhabited castle in the world.
Thirlestane Castle - One of the oldest castles in Scotland.
www.afallon.com /castles.htm   (418 words)

If you plan to rent a car, and plan to visit both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, be sure to check with the rental agent as there may be some differences in insurance coverage.
A temporary visitor to Ireland may legally drive throughout the country providing he or she holds a valid license issued in his or her country of residence or an international driving permit.
Blarney Castle is one of those places that it seems everyone should visit at least once during their lifetime.
www.gettingaway.com /directory/europe/ireland/main.html   (2914 words)

 Map of Ireland Castles - Map of Irish Castles - Virtual Tour of Castles in Ireland
Ireland is renowned for it's historic Castles many lie in ruins and can be seen scattered across the country.
Many castles have been lovingly restored to their former glory, examples are the famous Bunratty Castle or Blarney Castle where you get the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone.
The locations shown on the map of Castles in Ireland are available on our Castles of Ireland CD Rom.
www.lookaroundireland.com /irelandcastles.htm   (333 words)

 Fantasy-Ireland's Regional Guide to the Best Ireland Hotel Castles
Castles also offer a perfect setting for an elegant fairy-tale wedding or an Irish family reunion full of old-world charm.
The off-peak season in Ireland is between late September and March, and you can save money on every part of your vacation if you choose to travel then, including the expense of staying in one of Ireland's castle hotels.
Whether you want the freedom and flexibility to explore Ireland on your own...or you prefer to sit back, watch the scenery, and listen to an experienced tour guide explain all of the wonders of the Emerald Isle, there's something for everyone in our Top 5 Ireland Castle Vacation Packages.
www.fantasy-ireland.com /Ireland-hotel-castles.html   (740 words)

 Guide to Northern Ireland
This is a land of blue mountains and forest parks, mazy lakes and windswept moors, white Atlantic sands, an inland sea.
Because Northern Ireland is only 5,500 square miles in area - about the size of Yorkshire or Connecticut - you can see most of the main attractions in a week without clocking up more than 500 miles.
The heritage of Northern Ireland is largely rural.
www.geographia.com /northern-ireland   (522 words)

 Cheap Car Rental in Northern Ireland with Kemwel
With many cheap Kemwel rental car pick up locations throughout Northern Ireland to choose from, the traveler is sure to find a convenient rental option.
Northern Ireland is a land rich in backdrop and history.
Northern Ireland contains an amazing landscape as well as an in depth city and cultural life to explore.
www.kemwel.com /rental-car/Northern-Ireland.cfm?c=2274   (305 words)

 Castle Hotels, Budget Castle Hotels & Rental Castles in Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
She is a member of the Shamrock Club and has specialized in Ireland and Northern Ireland for over 30 years.
The Ireland Travel forum is moderated by "Ireland Expert" Michele Erdvig where she dispenses free advice about every aspect of travel in Ireland.
Weather is an important consideration and the Ireland weather page provides current weather in Ireland, the forecast for Irish weather, average high and low temperatures for the year and current radar for Ireland and Northern Ireland.
www.irelandyes.com /castles.html   (773 words)

 Castles.org "Castles of the World"
Reference for castles, palaces and monasteries including: castle tours, medieval architecture, hotels, travel, plans, weddings, castles for sale, souvenirs, books, directory, site of the week, and history of castles.
Manzanares el Real Castle, combining the solidarity of a large fortress of the low Middle Ages and the elegance of a Renaissance residence, is a proud symbol of one of the most powerful families in Castilla during the XIV and XV centuries, the Mendozas.
The Palace Castle, which the Duques del Infantado had built during the reign of the Catholic Monarchs, is located near Madrid and set in the breathtaking rocky landscape between La Pedriza and Santillana reservoir.
www.castles.org /real_estate/sale/Northern_California   (161 words)

 Ireland Travel and Touring Guide, Dublin, Belfast, Castles, Gardens
Organizing this website has been somewhat of a dilemma for me. My Spain Travel Guide was easily organized around cities but Ireland’s uniqueness is found less in its cities but in its countryside.
Virtually everywhere in Ireland, one can find historic (prehistoric) treasures, geological uniqueness, magnificent gardens, soul invoking views, and friendly people.
The links at the top of the page are to assist in planning and provide perspectives on traveling in Ireland.
www.travelsinireland.com   (374 words)

 Lynott Tours - Ireland & Northern Ireland, Ireland Travel, Irish Tours, Irish Vacations
In Ireland, we have the widest choices for Ireland travel.
Rent a thatched cottage, a stone built manor house or a fairy tale castle in Ireland.
Ireland travel the way you want, with the ultimate choice of hotels and sightseeing.
www.lynotttours.com /ireland.html   (709 words)

 N.I. Bouncy Castles (Inflatable hire in Northern Ireland)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Based in Castlereagh, Northern Ireland, N.I. Bouncy Castles can provide inflatable fun for children's parties and other events anywhere within a fifteen mile radius of Belfast* (see map below) at highly competitive rates.
Given 24 hours notice, our experienced staff will deliver the bouncy castle of your choice to your party or event, complete with all necessary accessories, and provide you with full instructions on its safe operation.
You will find that N.I. Bouncy Castles' charges are highly competitive, our standard charge being £50 for up to five hours hire, including transportation, set up and on site instruction.
www.northernirelandbouncycastles.co.uk   (195 words)

 Conscientious: Jonathan Olley - Modern Castles in Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Conscientious: Jonathan Olley - Modern Castles in Northern Ireland
Jonathan Olley - Modern Castles in Northern Ireland
Jonathan Olley's "Modern Castles in Northern Ireland" shows barracks and police stations in Northern Ireland.
www.jmcolberg.com /weblog/archives/000469.html   (42 words)

 Destination Weddings in Ireland | Destination Bride   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
With its palette of greens and mystical fogs, Ireland is a country steeped in beauty and history - an inspiring destination wedding location.
Come to Ireland ready to enjoy hiking, cycling, mountain climbing and fishing; or to explore the spiritual past of Ireland’s holy wells, grottoes, ancient circles and early Christian monasteries.
Despite how far north it is, Ireland’s weather is moderated by the Gulf Stream, so snow and freezing temperatures are rare in the winter, and real hot weather (90’s F) is equally rare in the summer.
www.destinationbride.com /destination-weddings/europe/ireland   (485 words)

 Discover Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Northern Ireland has been tipped by the Lonely Planet as one of the must-see countries to visit in 2007, in a new book published this month.
Northern Ireland is a great venue for all the family.
Patrick of Ireland is undoubtedly one of the world's most popular Saints.
www.discovernorthernireland.com   (266 words)

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