Ireland - Dunluce Castle: information, history, photos.

Dunluce Castle: History, information.

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Zamek Dunluce, Augustus Earle, 1835 rok
Dunluce castle, Augustus Earle, 1835

Dunluce Castle (Irish: Dan Libhse) a ruined medieval castle in Northern Ireland. Located on the edge of an open basaltic coastline in County Antrim. It is possible to reach via a bridge connecting it to the mainland, and the castle itself is surrounded on both sides by very steep spadami.

The castle was built in the XIII century, Richard specifically inform staff of de Burgh, and the first written information about the building was created in 1513 in the days when in the castle the family lived McQuillan. Already in 1534, one of the children living in the castle, showed that he had noticed standing on a cliff a woman in a white dress, which looks at the ocean, just disappeared.

The legend of Maive Roe

Legend has it that the kid saw the Ghost is the spirit of Maive ROE, which once lived in the castle. Her father was appointed for the girl future husband, but Maive was in love with someone else. In protest, dressed in a white robe, which she called her shroud. One night when father went off to war, she sat in a boat and pushed with his favorite to go to another world. Unfortunately, the water that night was very upset, and the pair crashed. On the second day found the body of a lover, however, the sea Maive gone without a trace. Since then, people say that sometimes on a cliff, you can see a figure in a white shroud, which looks longingly to the sea for your favorite.

Hiszpański statek La Girona
A Spanish ship La Girona, crashed off the coast of Ireland on 26 October 1588

The Spanish Armada

In 1588, the great Spanish army (approx. 130 ships) went to conquer the British Isles. Returning due to storms, prevailing on the Atlantic, many of them crashed, and, as a consequence, returned home only approx. 80. Killed more than 10,000 sailors (1/3 of all), and the route around Ireland will be littered with wrecks. One of the ships, La Girona falls on the rocks the night of 26 October 1588.

This opportunity he decided to use the then owner of the castle, Sorley McDonnell. When I first heard about the breakdown of the vessel, decided to catch skark, which, of course, transported. With this purpose wynają divers, although it was not the divers, we have today: under water spuszczało ship great bell, in which there were people, so that was something to breathe. They captured so much wealth: guns adorned the entrance to the castle, and the rest of the Treasury sold, allocating the received funds to expand the fortress.

The nail in the coffin

Was a stormy night in 1639. At some point I heard a crunching, grinding sound, and suddenly part of the castle together with the kitchen collapsed and fell into the sea. Together with the premises, fell into the water also cooks and other staff. Legends say that since that night in the castle often heard at night the cries and screams of people killed. Unfortunately, this case contributed to the fall of the castle, who was considered possessed.

After this accident in 1690 Dunluce castle was the seat of the Earl of Antrim, as a result of losing the Battle of the Boyne rod MacDonnells' that was wyniszczony.

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