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Monday, January 8, 2024

Burncourt Castle, County Tipperary.

 The castle, just outside Burncourt village, was built by Sir Richard Everard in 1641 who joined the Catholic Confederates the following year.  He himself, it is believed, burnt down the building in 1650 to prevent it falling into the hands of  Cromwellian troops. Captured by Cromwell's son-in-law, General Ireton, while defending the city of Limerick during that famous siege in 1651, he was hanged shortly afterwards. The Everard family had some connection with Fethard, Co. Tipperary,  also (?). 

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