THE CONDITION TODAY - Like most other castles, this one is being restored. The inside is pretty hollow, and these castles usually had wooden floors which all rotted away, so you can stand on the first floor of the castle and look up 4,6 or 8 stories high, depending on how tall the castle is.
|Inside a restored room in Trim Castle|
|Tom walking on what would've been the 2nd floor|
|Walls between rooms had fallen|
WHAT IS TRIM CASTLE? -Trim Castle is the largest Norman castle in Ireland built on the River Boyne in the town of Trim, county Meath. HOW BIG IS IT? - (it's 30,000 meters squared/322,900 square feet in area). It was built over 30 years during the late 12th and 13th centuries. TUDOR FAMILY TIE-IN? - The Castle was used as a center of Norman administration for the Lordship of Meath, one of the new administrative areas of Ireland created by King Henry II of England (or Henry Plantagenet) .
|the wooden floors rotted away exposing all floors|
|The murder hole|
|Ruins of a church seen from the top of Trim Castle|
|view inside the castle ruins|
|Castle grounds where "Braveheart" was executed in the film|
|What the Trim Castle gate actually looked like in it's heyday|
|Houses in the town of Trim|
THE TOWN OF TRIM- The town around Trim Castle is quaint and there's very little in terms of shops. We had lunch in a hotel with Kieran and took a picture of some of the houses.
The river that runs on one side of Trim Castle is the Boyne River. Appropriate, since it's located in the "Boyne Valley!"
|Map of the town of Trim and castle grounds|
NEXT: A GHOST WALK IN DOWNTOWN DUBLIN!