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Ormond Castle, Carrick-on-Suir

Ormond Castle, or Ormonde Castle, Carrick-on-Suir, Co.Tipperary.
See street view of entrance and view across the park.

  
Original castle built before 1315.
Acquired 1315 by Butler family.
Edmund Butler created Earl of Carrick 1315.
New castle built mid-15th century. Partially survives.
Sir Edmund Butler founded the bridge at Carrick-on-Suir 1447.

New unfortified seat built c.1568 by Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormond.
His relative Elizabeth promised to visit him there, but never did.
Unlike Kilkenny Castle, Ormond Castle escaped "improvement" in the 19th century.
It survives today much as built. It survives as a (commonplace in England, but almost unique in Ireland) unfortified Elizabethan manor house.
See [Irish Country Houses].





The old 15th century castle

  

The W part of the old castle.
View from the S (the river).
Photo 2019. See full size.



The E part of the old castle.
View from the S (the river).
Photo 2019. See full size.
See 2009 shot. From here.
See 2019 shot of centre.



The S (river) side of the old castle.
Photo 2019. See full size.


  

The Elizabethan mansion

  

Ormond Castle, Carrick-on-Suir.
The N front of the Elizabethan mansion.
Photo 2019. See full size.
See closer. See other shot.
See 2018 shot. From here.



Ormond Castle, Carrick-on-Suir.
Photo 2009. See full size.
From Adrian Navarro. See terms of use.







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