Military Structures 1600 >

Star-shaped forts, Martellos, Army Barracks

Boyle Abbey, Boyle. County Roscommon  1161-1592

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An excellent example of an early Irish Cistercian Monastery Boyle Abbey was the first Cistercian monastery founded in the province of Connacht and is now a national monument. It was established in 1161 [...]

Boyle Abbey, Boyle. County Roscommon  1161-15922019-06-25T18:08:19+00:00

Charles Fort, Kinsale. County Cork 1682

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One of the largest and finest British military installations in Ireland Charles Fort is a classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort and is was one of the largest British military [...]

Charles Fort, Kinsale. County Cork 16822019-06-25T21:30:54+00:00

Location of The Battle of the Boyne

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This is the location where The Battle of the Boyne took place between King William of Orange and his father-in-law, King James II. It was was fought on 1 July 1690 at Oldbride in co.Louth [...]

Location of The Battle of the Boyne2019-06-21T10:26:03+00:00

A vintage radio museum & Napoleon

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This is Howth Martello Tower located in Howth. north co.Dublin. It was built in 1805 and is strategically positioned overlooking Howth Harbour and out beyond to Ireland's Eye. The fear of an invasion by Napoleon [...]

A vintage radio museum & Napoleon2019-06-21T10:26:06+00:00

A unique Napoleonic fort on the Shannon

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This odd and unique looking building is the Old Fort at Shannonbridge in co.Offaly. It was built in 1810 at this strategic location on the Shannon River. At the turn of the nineteenth century there [...]

A unique Napoleonic fort on the Shannon2019-06-21T10:26:16+00:00

A martello on millionaires row

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This is Martello Tower No. 7 located on Killiney Hill in South County Dublin. It is one of about fifty Martellos built by the British. Many were were built along our eastern coastline from Drogheda [...]

A martello on millionaires row2019-06-21T10:26:37+00:00

A powder magazine, Johnathan Swift & The Christmas Raid

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Magazine Fort is located on the south side of Phoenix Park. This is the location where a house called Phoenix Lodge once stood. In 1734 the house was knocked down and the Duke of Dorset [...]

A powder magazine, Johnathan Swift & The Christmas Raid2019-06-21T10:26:51+00:00