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Pallaskenry is a village close to the Shannon Estuary in County Limerick, whose name derives from nearby Kenry Castle.

Kenry Castle was acquired by the first Knight of Glin in the 13th century and served as an important sub-manor for the Earls of Desmond until 1652.

In the surrounding area, there are also Cullam Castle, Ballyculhane Castle, and Dromore Castle (pictured above).

Dromore Castle is unique in that it was built later than the others, in the 1870s in a Gothic revival style.

The castle was abandoned by the Earl of Limerick and his family during World War 1 and sold in 1939.

The roof was removed during the 1950s to avoid rates being applied to the building. The castle featured in director Neil Jordan’s 1988 fantasy comedy High Spirits, starring Steve Guttenberg, Daryl Hannah, Beverly D’Angelo, Liam Neeson, and Peter O’Toole.

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