Trim Castle

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Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, was constructed over a thirty-year period by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter. Hugh de Lacy was granted the Liberty of Meath by King Henry II in 1172 in an attempt to curb the expansionist policies of Richard de Clare, (Strongbow). Construction of the massive three storied Keep, the central stronghold of the castle, was begun c. 1176 on the site of an earlier wooden fortress. This massive twenty-sided tower, which is cruciform in shape, was protected by a ditch, curtain wall and moat. Guided Tours of the grounds only, are available weekdays November to February by members of the Trim Living History community group. For further information please contact +353 (46) 943 7227 Maximum number: 20 Duration: 45 minutes Last tour 1 hour before closing. Access to the Keep is by guided tour only for safety reasons.

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