Dungarvan Castle

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Irish National Monument

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Geographical coordinates: 52.089277 -7.616229


English Dungarvan Castle

Dungarvan Castle or King John's Norman Castle is a National Monument situated in Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland.

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German Dungarvan Castle

Dungarvan Castle oder King John’s Norman Castle (irisch Caisleán Dhún Garbhán) ist eine Niederungsburg in Dungarvan im irischen County Waterford. Sie gilt als National Monument.

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Ukrainian Замок Дангарван

Замок Данґарван (англ. Dungarvan Castle, ірл. Dún Garbhán — замок Дун Ґарбан, «Фортеця Ґарбана») — один із замків Ірландії, розташований в графстві Вотерфорд. Нині замок є пам’яткою історії та архітектури Ірландії національного значення.

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English Dungarvan Castle

This is a polygonal 12th-century "shell keep" founded by Prince (later King) John in 1185. It replaced a motte-and-bailey and represents an early phase of Norman military architecture. When they replaced the previous timber palisade with masonry, they didn't trust the foundations to support the sort of massive curtain walls that later became the Norman style; so a high but lightweight shell of a wall was built with timber supports within. (England's Windsor Castle is of similar design.) There's also a corner tower and gate tower. In the 18th century a barracks was built within. This was burned down by the IRA in 1922 but rebuilt and acted as a police base until 1987; it now houses an exhibition on the castle history. Outside on the street is a memorial to the many Waterford men killed in the Great War.

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fr Château de Dungarvanhy Դանգարվան ամրոցpt Castelo Dungarvanuk Замок Дангарван
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