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Kinsale in County Cork, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
 

Caisleán Deasúnaigh / Desmond Castle

Ceann t-Sáile Baile Stairiúil / Kinsale Historic Town

 
 
<i>Caisleán Deasúnaigh</i> / Desmond Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2019
1. Caisleán Deasúnaigh / Desmond Castle Marker
Inscription.  

Thóg Maurice Bacach Fitzgerald, larla Dheasmhumhan Caisleán Deasmhumhan c. 1500. Sampla maith de theach túir uirbeach, is éard atá sa chaisleán ná daingean le tithe stórais ar cúl agus oifigí tí ar an gcéad agus ar an dara hurlár. Tógadh ar dtús é mar Theach Chustaim Chionn tSáile ach ghníomhaigh sé freisin mar stóras ordanais, mar phriosún agus mar theach na mbocht le linn and Ghorta Mhóir. I 1601 le linn chaith Choinn tSáile, bhain fórsaí na Spáinne faoi Don Juan Del Aguila úsáid as Caisleán Deasmhumhan. Fógraíodh ina Shéadchomhartha Náisiúnta é i 1938.

Inniu is i gCaisleán Deasmhumhan atá larsmalann Idirnáisiunta na Fíona lonnaithe. Léiríonn an taispeántas seo scéal na gceangal fíona atá idir éire agus an chuid eile den domhan.

[Fotheidil grianghraf, deiseal ón lár clé, léite]
• Caisleán Deasúnaigh - Fiona Músaem

• An Príosún Francach 1700

• Sonra Fuínneoige

• Armas - larla Dheasumhan

• Fiona Músaem

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Desmond Castle was built by Maurice Bacach Fitzgerald,
<i>Caisleán Deasúnaigh</i> / Desmond Castle and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2019
2. Caisleán Deasúnaigh / Desmond Castle and Marker
the Earl of Desmond, c. 1500. A good example of an urban tower house, the castle consists of a keep with storehouses to the rear and domestic offices on the first and second floors. Originally built as the Kinsale Custom House, it has also served as an ordnance store, prison, and during the Great Irish Famine, as a workhouse. In 1601, during the Battle of Kinsale, Desmond Castle was used by the Spanish forces under Don Juan Del Aguila.

It was declared a National Monument in 1938. Today Desmond Castle is host to the International Museum of Wine. This exhibition documents the intriguing story of Ireland's wine links with Europe and the wider world.

[Photo captions, clockwise from left center, read]
• Desmond Castle - Wine Museum

• French Prison 1700

• Window Detail

• Earl of Desmond - Coat of Arms

• Wine Museum
 
Erected by Town of Kinsale, Cork County Council, National Development Plan, and Fáilte Ireland. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 51° 42.438′ N, 8° 31.474′ W. Marker is in Kinsale, Munster, in County Cork. Marker is at the intersection of Cork Street and Chairmans Lane, on the left when traveling north on Cork Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinsale, Munster P17 TY09, Ireland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eaglais Eoin Naofa / St. Johns Parish Church

<i>Caisleán Deasúnaigh</i> / Desmond Castle image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2019
3. Caisleán Deasúnaigh / Desmond Castle
(within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Barry (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Múseum / Museum (about 90 meters away); Kinsale-Cionn TSáile and Antibes-Juan Les Pins Twinning (about 120 meters away); Nautical Artefacts at Kinsale Museum (about 120 meters away); Kinsale - A Walled Town (about 120 meters away); The History of The Tumble Cart (about 120 meters away); Kinsale Town Wall (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinsale.
 
Also see . . .  Desmond Castle. (Submitted on July 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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