W6549 : Charles Fort - Kinsale - Battery and Governor's House

taken 11 years ago, near to Sally Port, Summer Cove and Scilly, Cork, Ireland

Charles Fort - Kinsale - Battery and Governor's House
Charles Fort - Kinsale - Battery and Governor's House
Built for King Charles II in the 1670s the design is heavily influenced by the French engineer Vauban. The fort is a coastal protection to the approaches to Kinsale harbour.

Wilful, the daughter of an early governor, Coloner Warender, married Sir Trevor Ashurst an officer at the fort. On their wedding night she admired some flowers on the rocks below. Her husband took over from a sentry who was sent down to collect some flowers for the lady. This took some time and unfortunately the husband fell asleep and was shot for dereliction of duty at his post by the governor on his nightly round. On hearing the news Wilful threw herself off the battlements and is said to haunt the fort.
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W6549, 43 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 9 July, 2009
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Fort   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! W 656 493 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.7549N 8:29.8245W
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Irish: geotagged! W 656 492
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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