Thursday Doors – The Castle Grounds

This week on Thursday Doors we explore the grounds behind the walls of Trim Castle. I would definitely have felt much more secure living inside rather than out. Those houses on the opposite side of the moat look a bit too vulnerable to me. As we go through the great arched entrance there is a stairway to the left leading up to the Gatehouse.

Once inside the castle walls, we get a better view of the Gatehouse. A lot of it is still intact but is closed off from the public for safety reasons.

To the left of the entrance the wall runs along to what remains of the Great Hall.

My apologies for what looks like a blurred spot in some of the following images. I must have had a mark on the camera lens and didn’t notice at the time. This one looks like a surprised face. The next image shows us what the Great Hall looked like in its day.

Any issues relating to the Lordship were discussed at meetings in this building. Courts, parliaments and feasts were held there, too. Next week, we’ll see some more of the castle grounds and in the meantime Dan has a feast of Thursday Doors over on his blog.


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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16 Responses to Thursday Doors – The Castle Grounds

  1. Pingback: Thursday Doors – The Castle Grounds — Jean Reinhardt | homethoughtsfromabroad626

  2. Teresa says:

    Nice one 👍🏼

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    What a wonderful place to explore. I agree with you about the houses on the inside vs those on the outside. I guess you’d have to be pretty fast on your feet to get into the castle when necessary. It must have been magnificent in its day.

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  4. Must have been quite something when it was at its best! Those outside were certainly more at risk. I hope they could move fast when necessary.


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  5. Very nice post. I love castles and look forward to seeing more next week!

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  6. Jennie says:

    Wow! Thank you, Jean.

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  7. dweezer19 says:

    Wow, that blurb does look rather ghostly…

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