English: Dunsany Castle , Dunsany, County Meath, Ireland is a modernised Norman castle, started c. 1180 / 1181 by Hugh de Lacy, who also commissioned Killeen Castle, nearby, and the famous Trim Castle. It is possibly Ireland's oldest home in continuous occupation, having been held by the Cusack family, and their descendants by marriage, the Plunketts, to the present day. The castle is surrounded by its demesne, the inner part of the formerly extensive Dunsany estate; the demesne holds an historic church (still consecrated), a working walled garden, a walled farm complex, an ice house, various dwellings and other features.
Media in category "Dunsany Castle"
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- Dunsany Castle in Meath mist.jpg 1,280 × 960; 70 KB
- Gate, Dunsany Castle, Co Meath - geograph.org.uk - 1760613.jpg 640 × 480; 105 KB
- Gate, Dunsany Castle, Co Meath - geograph.org.uk - 1760633.jpg 640 × 480; 102 KB
- Gate, Dunsany Castle, Co Meath - geograph.org.uk - 1760635.jpg 640 × 480; 152 KB
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- Wayside Cross, Dunsany, Co Meath - geograph.org.uk - 1760614.jpg 640 × 480; 106 KB