Tales of Irish Castles

The Normans Are Coming

Series 1 - Episode 1 The Normans Are Coming



Simon Delaney presents a profile of the country's castles, delving into the personal, military, social and family stories behind the buildings, as well as placing them into context historically and offering information on the state of the country, local wars and the families who once lived in them. The first episode examines the political state of Ireland in the 12th century and explores some of the earliest Norman castles in the country, including Dublin, Trim, Carrickfergus, Limerick and Ashford Castle in Mayo.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Simon Delaney