Culture

Desmond Castle Newcastlewest

Shannon Region, Ireland
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About this experience

Many of Ireland’s surviving medieval halls are in west Limerick.

The Desmond Banqueting Hall in Newcastle West is one of the most impressive among them. It was begun in the thirteenth century by Thomas ‘the Ape’ FitzGerald, so named because of the story that an ape took him from his cradle to the top of Tralee Castle – and delivered him safely back again.

Specifications
  • Destination

    Wild Atlantic Way

  • Country

    Ireland

  • Type of experience

    Culture

  • Best time to visit

    • Winter
    • Spring
    • Autumn
    • Summer
  • Nearby stations

    • Cork Airport

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