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

Dún Cathal / Charles Fort

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2019
1. Dún Cathal / Charles Fort Marker
Inscription.  

Tógadh Rinn Chorráin déanach sa 17ú céad ar shuíomh dhaingniú chósta níos luaithe. Is sampla claisiceach é de dhún réaltógach. Tá Rinn Chorráin ar cheann de na dúin mhíleata is mó sa tír agus tá ceangal aige le cuid de na heachtraí is cinniúnaí i stair na hÉireann. Ar na cinn is suntasaí tá Cogadh Liam sa bhliain 1690 agus Cogadh Cathardha na hÉireann 1922-23. Ainmníodh Rinn Chorráin mar shéadchomhartha náisiúnta I 1973. Trasna an inbhir tá Dún Shéamais, struchtúr níos luaithe a dhear Paul Ive sa bhliain 1602.

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Constructed in the late 17th century on the site of an earlier coastal fortification, Charles Fort is a classic example of a star-shaped fort. As one of the largest military forts in the country, Charles Fort has been associated with some of the most momentous events in Irish history. The most significant of which includes the Williamite War in 1690 and the Irish Civil War of 1922-23. Charles Fort was declared a National Monument in 1973. Across the estuary is James Fort, an earlier
Dún Cathal / Charles Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2019
2. Dún Cathal / Charles Fort Marker
structure, designed by Paul Ive in 1602.
 
Erected by Town of Kinsale, Cork County Council, National Development Plan, and Fáilte Ireland. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Location. 51° 42.327′ N, 8° 31.344′ W. Marker is in Kinsale, Munster, in County Cork. Marker is at the intersection of Cork Street (Munster Route R600) and Market Lane, on the left when traveling south on Cork Street. Marker is along the NW side of the Tourist Information Centre. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinsale, Munster P17 C973, Ireland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dún Shéamais / James Fort (a few steps from this marker); Fish Shed / Bothán na nÉisc (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Haven Old Fish Market Wall Restoration (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The White House (about 120 meters away); Lt Michael P Murphy (about 120 meters away); The History of The Tumble Cart (about 150 meters away); Kinsale - A Walled Town (about 150 meters away); Kinsale Town Wall (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinsale.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles Fort at Heritage Ireland. (Submitted on July 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Charles Fort. (Submitted on July 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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