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Kinnitty Castle, Ireland

Kinnitty Castle, Ireland - winter, irish, red sky, middle ages, snow, castle
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Kinnitty Castle has had a long and turbulent history. The first Castle at Kinnitty was destroyed in 1209 and was later rebuilt by the Norman 's in 1213. Later, the Norman 's were driven out by the powerful Gaelic clan, the O'Carrolls of Ely. During the Norman period, an Augustinian Abbey was established near the Castle, of which the famous High Cross and Abbey walls still remain on the estate. In 1630, William O'Carroll built a new Castle in close proximity to the old Abbey. This was confiscated in 1641 by the English forces as part of the plantation of Offaly, or Kings County ' as it was renamed. Many, many years later in 1922, as with many stately homes in Ireland , the Castle was burned down by the Republican forces. The Castle was rebuilt in 1928 and the Bernard family lived there until 1946 when it was sold to Lord Decies who in turn sold the Castle to The State in 1951. The State retained ownership until it was purchased by the Ryan family in 1994 and has since been transformed into a luxurious 37 bedroom hotel.
S-Martian Uploaded by S-Martian on . Kinnitty Castle, Ireland - Desktop Nexus Architecture Download free wallpapers and background images: Kinnitty Castle, Ireland. Desktop Nexus Architecture background ID 1103861. Kinnitty Castle has had a long and turbulent history. The first Castle at Kinnitty was destroyed in 1209 and was later rebuilt by the Norman 's in 1213. Later, the Norman 's were driven out by the powerful Gaelic clan, the O'Carrolls of Ely. During the Norman period, an Augustinian Abbey was established near the Castle, of which the famous High Cross and Abbey walls still remain on the estate. In 1630, William O'Carroll built a new Castle in close proximity to the old Abbey. This was confiscated in 1641 by the English forces as part of the plantation of Offaly, or Kings County ' as it was renamed. Many, many years later in 1922, as with many stately homes in Ireland , the Castle was burned down by the Republican forces. The Castle was rebuilt in 1928 and the Bernard family lived there until 1946 when it was sold to Lord Decies who in turn sold the Castle to The State in 1951. The State retained ownership until it was purchased by the Ryan family in 1994 and has since been transformed into a luxurious 37 bedroom hotel. Rating: 4.1

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Uploaded By: S-Martian
Date Uploaded: July 05, 2012
Filename: kinnittycastle.jpg
Original Resolution: 1024x768
File Size: 70.01KB
Category: Medieval

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