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

Dún Shéamais / James Fort

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2019
1. Dún Shéamais / James Fort Marker
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Tar éis Chath Chionn tSáile thosaigh obair thógála ar An Seandaingean i 1602 faoi stiúrthóireacht an Innealtóra Paul Ive. Críochnaíodh é i 1604 ar chostas £645. Is dún mór, urdhúnta, peinteagánach, é An Seandaingean agus é taobh istigh de rampar ithreach agus fóid agus uchtbhalla air. Áiríonn na cosaintí lasmuigh díog agus frithbhalla, agus bealach clúdaithe ar an taobh thiar. Tá an bealach isteach lonnaithe ar an imbhalla theas. I 1611 méadaíodh cosaintí an dúin nuair a tógadh daingean cloch laistigh, teach geata agus droichead tógála. I 1649 ghabh tacadóirí de chuid Chromail an dún gan choimhlint. I 1667 dhéan an Tiarna Orrery tuilleadh oibre ar na cosaintí. Ar an 3 Deireadh Fómhair, 1690, d'ionsaigh agus thóg saighdiúirí ar Rí Liam an Seandaingean, agus iad faoi cheannas Diúc Wurttenburg agus John Churchill, an chéad Diúc ar Marlborough níos déanaí. Roimhe sin bhí an dún á choinneáil ag an gCoirnéal O'Driscoll don Rí Séamus II.

I 1970 fógraíodh gur Séadchomhartha Náisiúnta é an Seandaingean. Rinne Coláiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh, tochailtí seandálaíochta sa Seandaingean i rith na 1980'aidí agus arís i 1998, ar son Oifig

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By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2019
2. Dún Shéamais / James Fort Marker
na nOibreacha Poiblí.
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Following the Battle of Kinsale, construction work began on James Fort in 1602 under the direction of engineer Paul Ive. It was completed in 1604 at a cost of £645. James Fort is a large pentagonal bastioned fort and is enclosed by a rampart of earth and sod with a parapet. The outer defences include a ditch and counter scarp, and a covered way on the west side. The entrance is situated on the southern curtain wall. In 1611 the fort[']s defences were augmented with the construction of an inner stone citadel, a gatehouse and drawbridge. In 1649 the fort was captured by Cromwellian supporters without a struggle. In 1667 further work on the defences was undertaken by Lord Orrery. On October 3rd, 1690, James Fort was attacked and taken by Williamite sold[i]ers under the command of the Duke of Wurttenburg [sic-Württemberg], and John Churchill, later 1st Duke of Marlborough. Colonel O'Driscoll had held the fort for King James II.

James Fort was declared a National Monument in 1970. Archaeological excavations were carried out in James Fort throughout the 1980's and again in 1998, by University College Cork, on behalf of the Office of Public Works.
 
Erected by Town of Kinsale, Cork County Council,

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National Development Plan, and Fáilte Ireland. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Location. 51° 42.317′ N, 8° 31.334′ W. Marker is in Kinsale, Munster, in County Cork. Marker is on Pier Road (Munster Route R600) just south of Emmet Place, on the right when traveling north. Marker is just SE 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. Fish Shed / Bothán na nÉisc (a few steps from this marker); Dún Cathal / Charles Fort (a few steps from this marker); Blue Haven Old Fish Market Wall Restoration (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The White House (about 150 meters away); Lt Michael P Murphy (about 150 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 . . .  James's Fort, Kinsale. (Submitted on July 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made FeaturesWars, Non-US
 

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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 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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