Desmond Castle, Newcastle West, Ireland Photos

Newcastle West's Desmond Castle is an example of a spacious medieval banqueting hall with a vaulted lower chamber and adjoining tower (15th C). Do not confuse with the Desmond Castle in Adare.

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Ancient Desmond Castle, also known as Desmond Hall, set in middle of town's market square. Newcastle West, Ireland.Courtyard stairs to Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Lowest level with display space relating history of Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Baptismal font on lowest level at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.
Ancient Desmond Castle, also known as Desmond Hall, set in middle of town's market square. Newcastle West, Ireland.Courtyard stairs to Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Lowest level with display space relating history of Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Baptismal font on lowest level at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.
Carved stone fireplace surround at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Detail carving of fireplace surround at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Plaster on ceiling showing pattern of woven wooden twigs which supported arch when ceiling was poured onto it from above at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Stone sculpture of human face at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.
Carved stone fireplace surround at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Detail carving of fireplace surround at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Plaster on ceiling showing pattern of woven wooden twigs which supported arch when ceiling was poured onto it from above at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Stone sculpture of human face at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.
Recreation of banqueting hall on second floor at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Recreation of banqueting hall on second floor at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Fireplace in dining hall at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Wooden rafter ceiling at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.
Recreation of banqueting hall on second floor at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Recreation of banqueting hall on second floor at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Fireplace in dining hall at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Wooden rafter ceiling at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.
Detail of wooden staircase at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Stone window seat at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Replica wooden seating at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Replica earthenware at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.
Detail of wooden staircase at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Stone window seat at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Replica wooden seating at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Replica earthenware at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.
Stone framing on wall at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Deeply recessed window with quoins at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Fortified wooden door at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Slate roofing at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.
Stone framing on wall at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Deeply recessed window with quoins at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Fortified wooden door at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Slate roofing at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.
Detail of slate roof at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Roof line crenellations at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Walls of courtyard building at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Stone walls protecting Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.
Detail of slate roof at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Roof line crenellations at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Walls of courtyard building at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Stone walls protecting Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.
Foundations in courtyard at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Bronze statue of Earl Gerald FitzMaurice FitzGerald on horseback at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Bronze statue of Gerald FitzMaurice FitzGerald on horseback at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.View of town from Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.
Foundations in courtyard at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Bronze statue of Earl Gerald FitzMaurice FitzGerald (13371398) (aka Gearóid Iarla) on horseback at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Bronze statue of Gerald FitzMaurice FitzGerald (13371398) (aka Gearóid Iarla) on horseback at Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.View of town from Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.
Town square viewed from Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Town square viewed from Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Shops around town square viewed from Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Carved tribute to Sophie Peirce, who grew up in Newcastle West area and, in the 1920's, was famous for her athletic triumphs & her aviation career. Newcastle West, Ireland.
Town square viewed from Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Town square viewed from Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Shops around town square viewed from Desmond Castle. Newcastle West, Ireland.Carved tribute to Sophie Peirce, who grew up in Newcastle West area and, in the 1920's, was famous for her athletic triumphs & her aviation career. Newcastle West, Ireland.
Poster marking the 75th Anniversary of the Easter Rising & IRA men of the local battalion who participated. Newcastle West, Ireland.


Poster marking the 75th Anniversary of the Easter Rising & IRA men of the local battalion who participated. Newcastle West, Ireland.



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