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Carrickfergus Castle at dawn by Hilary Robinson
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Carrickfergus Castle in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, is the best preserved Norman Castle in Ireland. It was built in 1177 by John de Courcy and stands on a rocky promontory jutting out into Belfast Lough. In its time it has been besieged by the Irish, Scots, English and French, and John Paul Jones fought a naval skirmish just offshore in 1778 during the American War of Independence
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It was in military use until 1928 and is now a museum and visitor attraction.

I based this painting on a photograph by Redbubbler Fredt, with his permission of course. Thank you Fred. This is his original image

Here is the Castle as a greetings card


and as a print

Soft pastels and pastel pencils on Art Spectrum Colourfix A4. Original available.

Come and see this great castle for yourself. I’ll show you round…
Hilary

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carrickfergus castle, co antrim, northern ireland, normans, norman castle, visitor attractions, museums, castles, american war of independence, naval battles

Associate Member of the Pastel Society of Ireland.
Most original paintings are for sale unframed from about £40.

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