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Dunluce Castle at Twilight

Dunluce Castle

 

It is believed that the castle was built in the 13th century by Richard De Burgh when Ulster was ruled by the Anglo-Normans. However, some kind of fortifications probably existed even before. In the 16th century it was part of the property of the MacDonell's of Antrim and later the MacDonalds of Scotland, and back to the MacDonells.

 

Medieval castle life would not have been easy here. From the Atlantic ocean blow fierce winds, and winters can be harsh. The castle itself is not in the most accessible of positions and on cold dreary winter nights it might have felt lonely.

 

In 1643 during a severe storm part of the castle kitchen fell into the sea, the only kitchen occupant surviving being a little boy who was sitting in a corner.

 

Dunluce Castle

North Antrim Coast

Northern Ireland

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Uploaded on August 20, 2011