About Listowel Castle

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The last bastion against Queen Elizabeth I in the First Desmond Rebellion, Listowel Castle was built in the 15th century and was the last fortress of the Geraldines to be subdued. It fell after 28 days siege to Sir Charles Wilmot on 5 November 1600, who had the castle's garrison executed in the following days. One of the best examples of Anglo-Norman architecture in County Kerry, the castle has now been restored to some of its former glory. The castle is open to the public for tours on a daily basis.

The castle became the property of the Hare family, the holders of the title of Earl of Listowel, after reverting away from the Fitzmaurices, Knights of Kerry. It is now a national monument.

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N69, County Kerry, Ireland

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