Located at the center of Donegal town, Ireland, is the 15th century Donegal Castle. Until the late 1990s the castle, on the banks of the River Eske, stood in ruins but has now been extensively restored. The castle was built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century and had extensive 17th century additions by Sir Basil Brooke. In was built in the style of a rectangular keep with a later Jacobean style wing and surrounded by a 17th-century boundary wall.
9 Castles You Cannot Miss in Ireland. It goes without saying that no matter how you shake it, your trip to Ireland will involve some castle stops. Lucky for you, Ireland is chalk full of them and you will not struggle to come across one around every corner. Check out the full post at http://www.divergenttravelers.com/9-castles-you-cannot-miss-ireland/
Blarney House, Blarney, County Cork, Ireland | Buhler's World, on Flickr. "Blarney Castle (Irish: Caisleán na Blarnan) is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland, & the River Martin. The keep was built by the MacCarthy of Muskerry dynasty, a cadet branch of the Kings of Desmond, & dates from 1446. The noted Blarney Stone is found among the machicolations of the castle." #historic #castle #house #estate #architecture #design #ireland #europe #travel #photography