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Caisleán mhagh nuadhad / Geraldine Castle

 
 
Caisleán mhagh nuadhad / Geraldine Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2019
1. Caisleán mhagh nuadhad / Geraldine Castle Marker
Inscription.  

Muiris Mac Gearailt a thóg 1176 : rinneadh méadh air ó am go ham ina dhiaidh sin. [?] dtús na 14ú aoise ba é príomháit chónaithe ghearaltach chill dara é, chuir "Tomás an Tsíoda" i dtreo cosanta in aghaidh na sasanach é i 1534.

This 13th century Keep, which replaced the castle erected by Mauríce Fitzgerald in 1176, was for many years the principal residence of the Kildare branch of the Geraldines, one of whom, "Silken" Thomas Fitzgerald, fortified it against the English in 1534. The castle was captured and dismantled by the Confederate Army in 1647.

See Journal Royal Society of Antiquities of Ireland, 44 (1914), p.281.
 
Erected by Bord Fáilte Éireann.
 
Location. 53° 22.848′ N, 6° 35.629′ W. Marker is in Maynooth, Leinster, in County Kildare. Marker is on Main Street (Leinster Route R408) just west of Mill Street (Leinster Route R148), on the right when traveling west. Marker and Keep are along the St. Patrick's College entrance road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maynooth, Leinster W23 F2D5, Ireland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers

Caisleán mhagh nuadhad / Geraldine Castle and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2019
2. Caisleán mhagh nuadhad / Geraldine Castle and Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Mary's Church (Anglican) (within shouting distance of this marker); James, Duke of Leinster (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's Church of Ireland East Window (within shouting distance of this marker); A Brief History of Celbridge Poor Law Union (approx. 5.3 kilometers away); Celbridge Union Workhouse Cemetery (approx. 5.3 kilometers away); Celbridge Union Workhouse Cemetery Gate (approx. 5.3 kilometers away); Castletown (approx. 5.5 kilometers away); Welcome to Celbridge (approx. 5.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maynooth.
 
Also see . . .
1. Maynooth Castle. (Submitted on December 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Maynooth Castle at Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Silken Thomas FitzGerald, 10th Earl of Kildare. (Submitted on December 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Caisleán mhagh nuadhad / Geraldine Castle Keep image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2019
3. Caisleán mhagh nuadhad / Geraldine Castle Keep
Caisleán mhagh nuadhad / Geraldine Castle image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2019
4. Caisleán mhagh nuadhad / Geraldine Castle
Caisleán mhagh nuadhad / Geraldine Castle Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2019
5. Caisleán mhagh nuadhad / Geraldine Castle Interior
Caisleán mhagh nuadhad / Geraldine Castle Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2019
6. Caisleán mhagh nuadhad / Geraldine Castle Interior
Caisleán mhagh nuadhad / Geraldine Castle Diorama in Museum image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2019
7. Caisleán mhagh nuadhad / Geraldine Castle Diorama in Museum
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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