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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  • We had a free (and private as there weren't any other guests) tour of the site and it was great. Our tour guide was really engaging and had many interesting and concise facts and stories to tell about...  more »
  • Very interesting and well presented - we had a super guide (am v sorry not to have noted his name, but he was UCC educated). Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Free and very enjoyable visit with a guide which is exciting. But he must understand English.
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