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On the way to Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland, we've stopped for few minutes to see the Greencastle. Although it is not the most breathtaking castle I've seen in my life, but the area is really nice. I am deliberately showing you such a distant view, bacause I think it looks much more inetersting this way. I've walked as close as I couldm but the castle itself isn't that impressive when you stand next to it. There is a small info-board in the area providing some key details of the building.

It is a royal castle built by Hugh de Lacy almost certainly during the 1230s to protect the southern approaches to the Earldom of Ulster. It was attacked and taken by Edward Bruce in 1316, attacked at least twice by the Irish in the later 14th century but still maintained as an English garrison in the 1590s. It dates mainly from the 13th century but it had substantial 15th century and 16th century alterations.

Have a good evening Folks!

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