O1143 : Castles of Leinster: Dunsoghly, Co. Dublin

taken 7 years ago, near to Ward, Saint Margaret's, Williamsville and Kingstown Cross Roads, Dublin, Ireland

Castles of Leinster: Dunsoghly, Co. Dublin
Castles of Leinster: Dunsoghly, Co. Dublin
A more noisier place for a castle you would be hard put to find, as Dunsoghly sits underneath the main flight path of Dublin Airport. This huge 80 foot tall four storey tower was built in c.1450 by Sir Thomas (or Sir Rowland - take your pick) Plunkett. It is rectangular in shape with virtually square turrets of differing sizes at each corner. Fireplaces can be found in the north wall of the second and third storeys, and the NE corner contains a wide spiral staircase. There are latrines and a prison in the small SW corner turret, with private rooms (some with fireplaces) in the NW and SE corner turrets. The SW corner turret is connected via a doorway to the nave of a small private chapel outside the main block. It probably dates from 1573 the date over the door, together with the Instruments of the Passion, and the initials of Sir John Plunkett and his wife Genet Sarsfield. The chapel building can be seen in the photo immediately in front of the tower.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 8 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! O 1184 4315 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.6092N 6:19.0948W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! O 1187 4314
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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