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Hi there,

Today for a change I would like to share with you one of my 'castles' ruins' shot. The ruins you can see on the photo are of the castle located in Greencastle. The walls were indeed green as you can see. Beautiful area by the way.

I tried to dig out some info about the Greencastle itself:

It was built in the mid 13th Century and consisted of a rectangular tower, two storeys high with reinforced corners and a thick irregularly shaped curtain wall. Only small pieces of the curtain wall now stand as show in this photo. The castle was further defended by a ditch from where the rock was quarried to build the castle.
The castle was built to provide a base for Anglo-Norman power in the North West. This building was named "Northburg". There is a more modern Martello Fort beside the Norman ruin. This was built by the British to stop Napoleon invading circa 1800.

Have a nice weekend Folks!

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