This photographic work includes 6 images of County Antrim with a view of Carrickfergus Castle within the small town of Carrickfergus northern ireland this historic norman castle represents over 800 years of military strength and is a striking landmark that still greets visitors wanting to learn more of its history, besieged by the Scots, Irish, English, and French this castle has seen military might right up to the second world war.
The Town grew up to service the needs of the castle built approximately between 1180-1240 by the normans a ditch and bank enclosed the town and its settlement at this time and was further extended after Queen Elizabeth promised that the town ditch would be replaced by a stone wall this work began in 1608 and was completed in 1615 making the fortified stone walls 1159 metres long and over six metres high.
The town walls were complete with four gates which included the Irish Gate, North Gate, both of which had moats and Drawbridges, the Quay gate and the smaller water gate with seven bastions around its length. The town of Carrickfergus and Carrickfertgus Castle are an important historical monument within Northern Ireland and having a historial link to dunluce castle county antrim to this Day both offer the tourist fine examples of a Norman Castles within Northern Ireland.
Reference # 00151
Capture Date 15/09/2006
Picture Index County Anrtim Northern Ireland