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Bunratty Castle - County Claire, Ireland

Gosford Castle is situated in Gosford, a townland of Markethill, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, close to the border with County Down. Construction of the castle began in 1819 and finished in the 1850s. It was commissioned by Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford and the architect was Thomas Hopper, one of the leading London architects of the first half of the 19th century.

Leamaneh Castle, the Burren, County Clare. This was originally constructed as a tower house in the late 15th century by Turlough O’Brien. He built it at a vital junction at the beginning of the ancient routeway that traverses the Burren from north-south. In around 1648, Conor O’Brien and his wife Mary McMahon (known as Máire Rua for her flame-red hair), constructed this palatial four-storey fortified house in the fashion of the time.