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DUBLIN'S CASTLE AND LIMERICK'S BRIDGE OF BLOODSTAINED MEMORY

DUBLIN'S CASTLE AND LIMERICK'S BRIDGE OF BLOODSTAINED MEMORY

Dublin Castle, with the departure of the British, ceased to have military significance and was used, after 1923, for the Law Courts. In 840 the Danes built a stronghold here, and two castles were raised subsequently on the site, in 1208-13 and in 1411. In 1775 there was another rebuilding, and most of the medieval aspects disappeared. Thommond Bridge (top); rebuilt in 1839, crosses the Shannon to Limerick Castle, built in the time of King John. The bridge was the scene of great bloodshed when Sarsficld was defending the city in 1691.

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