Granuaile Trail 21 : ASKEATON CASTLE. Co Limerick


The principal castle of Gerald FitzGerald, the 'great' Earl of Desmond, Askeaton, Co. Limerick.

In 1577, while leading a plundering attack on the Earl's lands, Granuaile was captured and imprisoned in the castle.

In 1578, to divert English attention from his secret negotiations with the King of Spain, the Earl handed Granuaile over to the English government.  

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