|Native name |
Erse: Caisleán De Moirtiméir
The Old Court
|Location||Faughalstown, Coonty Westmeath, Ireland|
|Offeecial name: Mortimer's Castle|
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History[eedit | eedit soorce]
The castle is believit tae derive its name frae Roger Mortimer, 4t Earl o March (1374–98), who wis Henry IV's Laird Lieutenant o Ireland for the last three years o his life, afore deein in a ambush at Kells, Coonty Meath (or maybe Kells, Coonty Kilkenny or Kellistown, Coonty Carlow).
Ither accoonts connect it wi Edmund de Mortimer, 5t Earl o March an 7t Earl o Ulster (1391–1425), who wis born at New Forest near Tyrrellspass.
Biggin[eedit | eedit soorce]
A lairge Anglo-Norman castle stuid on the steid, 52 × 125 m (57 × 137 yd) in dimensions. The remains o a twa-storey stane touer are in the northwast corner.