James Fort aerial video

James Fort aerial video

James Fort aerial video Located opposite Charles Fort, it has a commanding position guarding the small harbour of Kinsale. This fort was built in 1607 and was captured in 1690 by Williamite forces. The fort remains a most interesting example of 17th century military architecture and offers wonderful views of the town, river, harbour and Charles Fort.James Fort holds a commanding position directly across the harbour mouth from Charles Fort. Together, these forts guarded the narrow harbour entrance. Work began on the construction of James Fort in 1602. It was completed in 1607 and was captured in 1690 by Williamite forces. It has undergone much alteration in the intervening centuries.When it was constructed between 1670 and 1680 the fort was intended to secure entrance the harbour at Kinsale and defend the town from an expected attack by Louis XIV of France, which was believed to be imminent.It was built to be impenetrable, facing out to sea with walls up to 6m thick. Its five point star shape incorporated 5 bastions, three landward ones, each with a sentry gate at its point, and two seaward bastions, the Devil’s Bastion and Charles’ Bastion which had gun embrasures built inside the thick walls as well as on top of them.In the event, the attack from the French never materialised.www.dochara.com/James Fort, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland – Aerial View – Shot with a DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus.

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