Donegal Castle in Ireland

The first Tower Castle, constructed by Red Hugh O’Donnell, was built in the 1400’s AD. During the 9-year war, the O’Donnell’s were forced to abandon the Castle at Donegal. Before leaving, they did their best to make the Castle as unusable to the English as possible, destroying as much as the castle as they could. …

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Birr Castle

In two days we would be leaving Ireland. The Previous day my wife had made it clear “no more Castles!” (she really hates those tight, winding stone stairways, which I love so much). Directing her to select our next destination, I was rather surprised she selected, Birr Castle..??.