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Desmond Hall, Newcastle West

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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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  • I pass this castle regularly on my way to work. This is only my second official tour!! Other ones were as a child playing in the grounds!!! I took some smaller people to visit. It was just us on tour ...  more »
  • Im luck to walk through the castle most days but I did go on tour and was delighted with the helpful guide the gave us a great inside in to the castle and answered all our questions very well. Its als...  more »
  • Justin and David were incredibly informative and helpful. What a find! We stopped on a lark and are so glad we did. The hall is close to the N21 and the surrounding town of Newcastle West has all the ...  more »

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