Trim Castle - Ireland's Ancient East
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Trim Castle is an important Norman structure located in the northern part of Ireland, in County Meath. The 12th century castle played an important role in Irish affairs until the late 17th century, when it fell into disuse. Contributor Vivify Multimedia used a drone to film this impressive structure and its surroundings. The aerial views will make you understand why this castle, the largest Norman castle in Ireland, "played the part" of York castle in the 1995 modern classic movie Braveheart!
This is Trim Castle Co.Meath in Ireland.
This Castle was actually used in the filming of Braveheart as York castle in the movie.
Originally the Castle was used as a centre of Norman administration for the Lordship of Meath, one of the new administrative areas of Ireland created by King Henry II of England. Hugh de Lacy took possession of it in 1172. De Lacy built a huge ringwork castle defended by a stout double palisade and external ditch on top of the hill. There may also have been further defences around the cliffs fringing the high ground. Part of a stone footed timber gatehouse lies beneath the present stone gate at the west side of the castle. De Lacy left Ireland entrusting the castle to Hugh Tyrrel, baron of Castleknock, one of his chief lieutenants. The ringwork was attacked and burnt by forces of the Gaelic High King of Ireland, Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair; Tyrrel, having appealed in vain for help, was forced to flee. Ua Conchobair soon withdrew and De Lacy immediately rebuilt the castle in 1173. His son Walter continued rebuilding and the castle was completed c. 1224.