Maynooth Castle, Kildare

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: January 20, 2014
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kildare
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This great stone castle was founded in the early 13th century and became the principal residence of the Kildare branch of the Geraldines. The Kildare FitzGeralds extended their land holdings and influence, emerging as one of the most powerful families in Ireland with Maynooth Castle being one of the largest and richest Earl's houses. The original Keep, constructed c.1203, was one of the largest of its kind in Ireland.

1. Maynooth Castle, Kildare

Altitude: 59 m