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TWENTY-SIDED KEEP OF TRIM CASTLE BY THE BANKS OF THE RIVER BOYNE

TWENTY-SIDED KEEP OF TRIM CASTLE BY THE BANKS OF THE RIVER BOYNE

By the banks of the river Boyne, in the county of Meath, stands the ruin of one of Ireland's finest and largest castles. In its present form it was built about the beginning of the thirteenth century, and comprises a triangular enclosure defended on one side by the Boyne and on the others by a deep ditch which could be flooded at will from the river. The immensely strong curtain wall or enceinte measured, in all, 486 yards, was pierced by two gateways, and defended by ten towers. In the centre of the space formed by the wall stands the unusually shaped donjon or keep. Each of its four main sides is interrupted by a projecting tower, so that there were twenty sides to this formidable fortification.

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