Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Castle Ruins at Clonmacnois

castle ruins at clonmacnoisAfter exploring Clonmacnois, Doug and I walked across a field to see these castle ruins. You can walk all around the outside of the ruins, but there is a fence to keep people from getting closer.

castle ruins at clonmacnois
castle ruins at clonmacnoisAccording to a guide book on the monastic site, the Anglo-Norman castle was built in the early 1200's to protect the monastery. When, how or why the castle was abandoned or destroyed is unknown.

castle ruins at clonmacnois