Trim Castle

Trim Castle

Trim Castle Ireland 800years ago. Trim Castle Ireland filmed from the Air using Imposed images & video from the past that brings the castle to life as it may have felt 800 years ago. Beautiful Irish landscape views in this video. This castle was used as the film location of York castle in England during the filming of the movie Braveheart. //Trim Castle is the largest, best-preserved & most impressive Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland Trim get its name from the Irish áth Truim, meaning ‘The Ford of the Elder Trees', indicating that this was an important fording point on the River Boyne. Such was the significance of this crossing point that by the fifth century a chieftain's dún (fort) and an early monastery were sited here. Trim Castle In 1172, shortly after the arrival of the Anglo-Normans in Ireland, King Henry II granted Hugh de Lacy the Kingdom of Meath, along with custody of Dublin. The King feared that Strongbow (Richard de Clare) might set up a rival Anglo-Norman kingdom in Ireland. For strategic reasons, de Lacy decided to make Trim, rather than Drogheda, the centre of his newly acquired lordship. De Lacy converted a ringfort into a wooden castle with a spiked stockade. This structure was seen as a threat by the Gaelic Irish and in 1174 Rory O'Connor, King of Connacht (and last High King of Ireland), attacked and it was destroyed.//www.discoverboynevalley.ie

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