Charles Fort Walls

Dún Chathail

A “dun” is a larger fortification, few and far between on the island of Ireland. We saw one on the Arran Islands, from the Iron Age, Dun Angus, Charles Fort, or Dún Chathail in Irish, is from historical ages.

A cannot tell from my slide show, but the walls are star shaped with many salients, giving more positions to defend the walls.


“Charles Fort” – wikipedia

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  1. It’s interesting how many of the features are similar to one of our historic Texas forts:the Presidio in Goliad. Rice University has a sallyport that features in certain ceremonies like graduation, too — and there’s a Texas wildflower that looks for all the world like crenels and merlons as the bud emerges.

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