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Tales of Irish Castles

Season 1
Explore the history, legends, and fascinating figures from castles across Ireland in this riveting docuseries that tells the story of the nation through its castles.
20146 episodes
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First episode free

Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - The Normans Are Coming
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    June 21, 2014
    44min
    TV-14
    After the Normans invaded in 1169, they introduced the concept of castle building to Ireland. This episode explores some of the country’s earliest Norman castles.
    First episode free
  2. S1 E2 - Don't Mess With a Knight
    June 28, 2014
    42min
    TV-14
    In the 13th and 14th centuries, Norman knights helped alter the landscape of Ireland. Featured locations include Luttrellstown, Kilkenny, Dunamase, and Blarney Castle.
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  3. S1 E3 - The Fightback
    July 5, 2014
    43min
    TV-14
    As the Irish clans began to fight back against the Anglo-Norman settlers in the 15th and 16th centuries, tower houses were built for both defense and as family homes.
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  4. S1 E4 - A Century of Turmoil
    July 12, 2014
    45min
    TV-14
    Castles were at the forefront of the bloodiest century in Irish history. Important strongholds of the 1600s include castles in Limerick, Birr, Kilkenny, and Athlone.
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  5. S1 E5 - A Taste for Gothic
    July 19, 2014
    45min
    TV-14
    Castles no longer served as military strongholds in the 18th and 19th centuries and instead were adapted into beautiful homes for the lordly and wealthy classes.
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  6. S1 E6 - End of The Empire
    July 26, 2014
    43min
    TV-14
    The 19th and 20th centuries were a time of social and political turmoil. Some of Ireland’s most prestigious and historical castles were mostly abandoned or destroyed.
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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Producers
Sideline Productions
Starring
Simon DelaneyDave SwiftMarcus Seoige
Studio
Acorn TV
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