These are singled towered, fortified residences built by the ‘Old English’ and Gaelic Irish between about 1400 – 1600. Tower houses had specially protected doorways where an iron grill allowed the wooden door to be opened permitting negotiations with the enemy but preventing them gaining entry. Most are 3, 4 or 5 stories in height and have narrow windows and stepped battlements.
Ireland's best-preserved medieval banqueting hall - Party time! This area of Ireland preserves many of Ireland's surviving finest medieval halls that were used for banqueting and entertainment. Desmond Hall is regarded as the [...]