Desmond Castle, Adare, Ireland Photos

Adare Castle (aka Desmond Castle) 13thC is a rustic stone ruin standing above the River Maigue which was destroyed by Cromwell. Visitors may tour it but must take a bus from Adare's heritage center to avoid walking along a busy road with no space for pedestrians. Do not confuse with the Desmond Castle in Newcastle West.

Click thumbnail to enlarge. F11 to view website full screen.
Desmond Castle , demolished by order of Cromwell. Adare, Ireland.Desmond Castle on banks of Maigue River. Adare, Ireland.Entrance to Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Entrance & portcullis to Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.
Desmond (Adare) Castle (1202), demolished by order of Cromwell (1657). Adare, Ireland.Desmond Castle on banks of Maigue River. Adare, Ireland.Entrance to Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Entrance & portcullis to Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.
Ruined walls of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Walls & grounds of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Detail of stone wall of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Portcullis guarding entrance to Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.
Ruined walls of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Walls & grounds of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Detail of stone wall of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Portcullis guarding entrance to Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.
Fortified entrance to Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Interior ruins of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Gothic window frames at Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Interior ruins of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.
Fortified entrance to Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Interior ruins of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Gothic window frames at Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Interior ruins of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.
Stone window frame looking out onto Maigue River. Adare, Ireland.Window frame looking out to grounds of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Maigue River & ruins of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Foundation ruins of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.
Stone window frame looking out onto Maigue River. Adare, Ireland.Window frame looking out to grounds of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Maigue River & ruins of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Foundation ruins of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.
Entrance to Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Moat around Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Highly poisonous yew tree, wood of choice for making longbows in early times because of its elasticity, just outside walls of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Detail of ruins of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.
Entrance to Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Moat around Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Highly poisonous yew tree, wood of choice for making longbows in early times because of its elasticity, just outside walls of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Detail of ruins of Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.
Keep interior at Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Interior space at Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Name carved into stone wall at Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Interior wall with deeply inset window & old roof line at Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.
Keep interior at Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Interior space at Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Name carved into stone wall at Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Interior wall with deeply inset window & old roof line at Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.
Stone wall & yew tree near river at Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Model of how Desmond Castle may have looked before its destruction. Adare, Ireland.

Stone wall & yew tree near river at Desmond Castle. Adare, Ireland.Model of how Desmond Castle may have looked (c1500) before its destruction. Adare, Ireland.


See Also:

All photos on this page are originals by & copyrighted by Jim Steinhart.
All rights reserved. Permission required to use.