Irish Walled Towns

Irish Walled Towns Content

The Viking raiders of the ninth century and the Anglo-Norman invaders of the twelfth built defensive strongholds that over the centuries came to enrich the fabric of Irish life.

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Kilmallock Town Walls Festival 2011

The Walled-Towns Day held in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick in August 2011 was a great example of how these events provide both entertainment and educational benefits. Kilmallock is one of Ireland’s most intact walled towns. Organised by Kilmallock Tourism and funded by the IWTN, Ballyhoura Development Ltd and Limerick County Council, the festival featured a children’s medieval battle, crafts and food fair, tug of war competition, archery, and a cycle to Kilmallock from Buttevant, the towns nearest medieval neighbour!