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The History of Carrickfergus Castle: From Norman Invasion to Modern-Day Attraction

Carrickfergus Castle is a stunning, imposing fortress located in County Antrim, Ireland. Built during the Norman invasion of Ireland, this castle is a testament to the tumultuous history of the region, and has played a critical role in the country’s political and military past. In this article, we’ll explore the fascinating history of Carrickfergus...

Dunluce Castle, Bushmills, Co. Antrim

Dunluce Castle sits dramatically on the north Antrim shoreline near the town of Bushmills. The castle sits on a basalt outcrop which is linked to the mainland by bridge. It’s believed this isolated site was attractive to the original inhabitants who used it for their protection. 13th Century – Construction A castle was originally built on the site by...