Castles near Dublin


Sep 25th, 2010, 09:04 PM
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Castles near Dublin

What castles are the best to see within an hour or 2 of Dublin?
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Sep 26th, 2010, 01:44 AM
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Some castles you might find of interest...North of Dublin:

Ardgillan Castle - Skerries Co Dublin Ireland

Malahide Castle - Malahide, Co Dublin

Trim Castle - Trim, Co Meath
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Sep 29th, 2010, 03:11 PM
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Dublin Castle (in Dublin City) is also an option.

The tour of the castle gives a very good overview of the history of Ireland linked to the history of the building - the area underneath has the walls of an old Viking settlement, then the castle itself has the state apartments - the history of British occupation of the castle - to the foundation of the present state and the more recent historic events associated with the castle.
The Chester Beatty library behind the castle has an interesting eastern collection and a good cafe for lunch.

All the castles mentioned in previous reply are worth visiting, and are easily to reach from Dublin.
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