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  • Date: 20 Aug 2018
  • Time: 16:00 - 18:30
Black Castle, S Quay, Corporation Lands, Co. Wicklow


Black Castle, S Quay, Corporation Lands, Co. Wicklow
Black Castle, South Quay, Corporation Lands, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

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17 °C
Wind: 15 KPH
Humidity: 1 %
Visibility: 10 KM


20 Aug 2018


8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Summer Outing #7 – Black Castle, Wicklow

This castle ruin stands on a rocky promontory over the sea, at the eastern side of Wicklow Town. In 1169 Earl Strongbow was granted the lands along the East Coast. He in turn granted those lands to Baron Maurice Fitzgerald on condition that he build castles for protection.

The Black Castle was constantly under attack from local Chieftains, notably those of the O’Byrne and O’Toole clans and in 1301 they succeeded in totally destroying the castle.

It can be viewed from the small beach or there is a fine vantage-point for views over Wicklow and the coast from the ruins.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/DPTQnEpGFCE2

Sunset is at 8:56pm and High tide at 19:58

We will meet at 8:30 p.m.

What to bring:

1. This is Ireland so suitable clothing is necessary.
2. Aside from your camera bring:
a. Tripod
b. ‘Walk about’ lens and Wide-angle lens
c. Cable release
d. Filters
e. Enthusiasm.

For more details contact outings@offshoot.ie.


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