Desmond Castle, Adare, Co. Limerick, Munster, Ireland

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Where: Munster, Limerick, Ireland

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When: 20 August 1939

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Ruins of medieval Desmond Castle by the river Maigue. The castle was built in the early 13th century, and soon became a fortress.

Ruinerna av det medeltida slottet Desmond Castle vid floden Maigue. Slottet byggdes i början av 1200-talet, och blev snart en fästning.

Location: Adare, County Limerick, Munster, Republic of Ireland, Irland

Photograph by: Berit Wallenberg
Date: 20.08.1939
Format: Film negative

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    sharon.corbet

    • 15/Sep/2020 07:14:54

    This isn't a monastary but the Desmond Castle in Adare, Co. Limerick: https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet/48710862547

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    Swedish National Heritage Board

    • 15/Sep/2020 07:53:35

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Thanks a lot Sharon, you've indeed been a great help! :) Our information that the ruins were of a monastery was all wrong then...but thanks to you we can now put it right - here on The Commons to begin with! ...and your image is beautiful! /Anna B. (We will make the correction in our photo database later, since the images in our database are being moved to a new environment, and no changes can be made for the moment.)

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    sharon.corbet

    • 15/Sep/2020 08:30:24

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/swedish_heritage_board] Adare actually has 3 ruined/former monasteries, as well as the castle, so I can see how someone would get confused. Here's the 25" OSI Map from the early 20th Century showing the castle, and the bridge that the photo would have been taken from. One abbey is behind the castle, the second on the other side of the bridge, and the third is to the south in the town itself. Adare is also on the main road from Limerick to Tralee, so that part of the info was right :-)

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    Swedish National Heritage Board

    • 15/Sep/2020 08:46:18

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Thanks again for this interesting information! (The link to the map doesn't work, though..?) Yes, it must surely have been confusing for Berit Wallenberg with all those monasteries around... Maybe she was in lack of time to check on it properly... :) /Anna

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    sharon.corbet

    • 15/Sep/2020 08:56:34

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/swedish_heritage_board Fixed the map link :-)

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    Swedish National Heritage Board

    • 15/Sep/2020 09:07:26

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Excellent map - shows it all clearly!

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    arkland_swe

    • 15/Sep/2020 11:13:00

    The photo is apparently taken a few days before the outbreak of WWII.

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    Swedish National Heritage Board

    • 15/Sep/2020 13:56:21

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/arkland_swe That's true! Let's hope Berit Wallenberg had a safe journey back home to Sweden. /Anna B.

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    arkland_swe

    • 15/Sep/2020 14:02:04

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/swedish_heritage_board Indeed!