Dublin Castle & the Dubhlinn Gardens

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Wanda Marcussen
by J.-H. Janßen
published on 19 June 2021

Dublin Castle was for centuries the seat of English and British rule in Ireland. The original castle was constructed by the Norman invaders on the order of King John of England (r. 1199-1216) in 1204. Today, most of the castle consists of sections and extensions from later periods, mainly the 18th century when much had to be rebuilt after a fire. Visible is the Record Tower, the only surviving tower from the Medieval castle, dating from around 1230. In front of the castle is the Dubhlinn Gardens, which is constructed over where the “dark pool” that gave its name to the city originally was located.

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Janßen, J. (2021, June 19). Dublin Castle & the Dubhlinn Gardens. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14302/dublin-castle--the-dubhlinn-gardens/

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Janßen, J.-H.. "Dublin Castle & the Dubhlinn Gardens." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 19, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14302/dublin-castle--the-dubhlinn-gardens/.

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