Castles and Cows, Harry Avery's Castle

Castles and cows, Harry Avery's Castle, County Tyrone Castles and cows, Harry Avery's Castle, County Tyrone

Situated in the corner of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland's largest county, the remains of Harry Avery's castle sit atop a hill on the edge of a valley.

The twin structures projecting up here were actually an unusual tower house rather than an outer defensive gatehouse.

Belonging to a 14th century Irish chieftain it was destroyed in the early 17th century by English forces who took stone from the site.

This scene reminded me of another castle, more famous, from my own County Antrim which I also photographed with a cow in front:

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Last modified on Thursday, 06 February 2020 18:39
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