Desmond Hall, Newcastle West

West Limerick preserves many of Ireland's surviving spacious medieval halls. The Desmond Banqueting Hall is an imposing two-storey structure and was used by the Earls of Desmond for banqueting and entertainment. The Hall, vaulted lower chamber and adjoining tower were all constructed during the 15th century (the hall and chamber were built on the remains of a 13th century structure of similar size). Its restored medieval features include and oak musicians' gallery and a limestone hooded fireplace.
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  • the guide is very well give him a little something he's great love very nice place in town not very large but very good attender guide it is very interest
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  • Beautiful restored castle in the square in Newcastle West, so much history and so much to learn. Guide was very interesting and entry was free. Lots to see in Newcastle West, lovely town.  more »
  • We visit the Desmond Hall pass, by chance. It was a pleasant surprise. Very small, just the Banquet Hall of the Desmond and the Tower, and a church in ruins, in very good condition. Very nice guide. And free admission.
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