Fanning’s Castle – gabig58 – cc

Fanning’s Castle

Fanning’s Castle – gabig58 – cc

Fanning’s Castle, is an old medieval tower house that stands on King’s Island in the historic centre of Limerick. Situated on Mary Street, it is one of Limerick’s must-see tourist attractions. It is indeed the last tower house in the city: although in ruins, it attracts many visitors every day!

Visit Fanning’s Castle

An old manor house, now a little austere…

Let’s be clear: Fanning’s Castle is nothing exceptional and can be quite disappointing after all. It must be said that its ruins are without charm.

However, the place has a small historical and cultural interest. The building was erected in 1641 on behalf of Dominic Fanning, then former mayor of Limerick. At that time it was 5 storeys high and the walls were made of limestone blocks. Windows on each floor were either mullioned or pointed overlooking Mary Street.

Overall, the building was a fine example of local medieval architecture.

Nowadays, Fanning’s Castle is in poor condition: you can only admire it from the street, a visit through its ruins can be dangerous…

Practical informations

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Address Address: Mary Street - Limerick
Lieu : (County Limerick)

Coordonnées GPSGPS : 52.667095,-8.621050

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DurationDuration: 10 minutes