Trim Castle, featured on this week’s Thursday Doors, is Ireland’s largest Anglo-Norman castle and was constructed on the site of an earlier wooden fortress. This is how it looks from one of the main roads leading into town and I’m sure a knight in armour sat on his horse at some point in time in the same place that the motorcycle rider has parked his modern day steed. Hugh de Lacy and his son, Walter, were granted the Liberty of Meath by King Henry II in 1172 and about 1176 commenced the buiding of the castle, which took more than thirty years to complete.
The castle and its thick walls look even more impressive from across the river.
There’s a lovely park with picnic tables and benches outside the castle walls.
Well, that’s enough photos of the exterior so let’s make our way over to the main entrance.
You’ll have to wait until next week to walk through Trim Castle’s big old archway but if you head on over to Dan’s blog there’s a great collection of Thursday Doors just waiting to be found.