Castle of Dunamase Ruins - BW
The Castle is believed to have been in the hands of Dermot McMurrough Kavanagh before being passed to Richard fitz Gilbert de Clare (Strongbow) and then onto his son-in-law William Marshall. At sometime later there was a rebuild of the Main gate and the inner and outer barbicans were added. The Castle fell into a slow decline up to the middle of the 17th century when it is believed to have been finally finished as a stronghold by Cromwellian forces. Although the state of preservation of the castle is very poor the Rock of Dunamase is a site well worth visiting.