Carrickfergus /Carrick Castle in county Antrim, Northern Ireland, is one of those different castles that could be visited in the country. Carrick Castle is a Norman Irish castle which its name means “cairn of Fergus” with Fergus here meaning a strong man. This castle is situated in the town of Carrickfergus in county Antrim on the northern shore of Belfast Lough.
Carrickfergus Castle, County Antrim - Northern Ireland - 12th Century - Northern Ireland Tourism
There are lots of castles that one could come and visit in Ireland and Northern Ireland and every single one of them carries behind a specific story or a history that is different from the other and we are trying to visit the most of them to bring you new historical places to visit while being in Ireland or Northern Ireland.Carrickfergus Castle in county Antrim, Northern Ireland, is one of those different castles that could be visited in the country. Carrickfergus Castle is a Norman Irish castle which its name means "cairn of Fergus" with Fergus here meaning a strong man. This castle is situated in the town of Carrickfergus in county Antrim on the northern shore of Belfast Lough.Through the tour we have taken inside the castle - with Michelle being our guide and giving us the needed information about the place and some explanation needed - we realized that this castle was considered very important in the old days and managed to play an important military role until 1928 since about 3/4 of the castle was surrounded by water before the reclamation of the land which we experience today. Due to its importance back in the old days, we have to say that today, this castle is considered one of the best medieval structures in Northern Ireland.So, moving through the rooms of the castle, we learned how the prisoners were left in the prison and how they were considered preys inside that cage-room, we also passed by other rooms - and even passed by the toilet which the kids never managed to guess what it was - and knew why there were specific things related to the castle built in specific ways and how it all helped with the war back in those old days.Through the walk, we have passed by some statues which were representing special people with specific roles in the castle back at that time and those which were placed just to give tourists and visitors the chance to understand the role of the room of the place which they are walking through at the moment. There was for example the guard man who was placed in the prison at the very beginning of the tour, there was also Lady Africa who was a fighting princess, and there was also Gilbert the master gunne