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Castles in County Wicklow.

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Black Castle.

Little remains of this castle that was built by Maurice fitz Gerald, in 1169, on land granted to him by Strongbow. It was built as defense against the O' Byrne's who frequently raided the town.

This may be one of the earliest stone castles built by the Normans, initially they would have erected a wooden motte and bailey castle, enabling them to hold the area until a more substantial structure could be erected.

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Rialto House
Fitzwilliam Square
Co Wicklow
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The crumbling castle is situated picturesquely on a rocky promontory harbour.