Original castle built before 1315.
New unfortified seat built
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 S (river) side of the old castle.
Photo 2019. See full size.
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