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Trim Castle Ireland - the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland is situated on the banks of the Boyne River. It was erected by Hugh de Lacy in 1172 and destroyed by Roderick of Connaught in 1174. By the time of King Johns visit in 1210, the castle had begun to resemble today's structure. De Lacey died before the completion and the castle was finally finished in 1224. The cannon you encounter as you enter the castles car park is a captured Russian gun from the Crimean War and bears the insignia of the imperial double-headed eagle.
The Robins database records a single cannon as a 24 pdr number 29615 of 1845.
Trim Castle was one of the film locations for the 1995 movie, Braveheart, the story of William Wallace and the epic Scottish struggle against English domination. Ironically, Trim Castle 'played' the English town of York where the Scots took the fight to England. Trim Castle is a popular attraction with tourists and locals alike, and can get very busy in the summer months.
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