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Trim Castle

When my parents visited, we went to Trim Castle in Meath.

Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, it was built by Hugh de Lacy when he was granted the Liberty of Meath by King Henry II in 1172. 71 more words

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Trim Castle

Credit: jrossphoto

We will hopefully populate the site with local photography in the weeks, months and years ahead.

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Another photo from Ireland (Trim Castle, County Meath) with interesting light!

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And next month, that’s where we’re going, in the pages of Irish Firebrands! :)

See you there! ;)