The village and castle of Trim

Another of my favorite shots, the Sheepsgate at Trim.

In the 12th century, farmers with goods to sell would enter Trim village through this gate, paying a tax on the way out at the end of the day. The tax monies helped pay de Lacy's expenses at castle Trim.

sheepsgate

trim

The main keep of castle Trim. Hugh de Lacy built most of it in 1176-1179. His son and grandson each added a level. It was never breached.
The remains of castle Trim's Great Hall, where feasts and banquets were held. At rear, the bridge to Sheepsgate.
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