The history of Ireland can be best seen in its Walled Towns.
There are some of the walled towns and villages throughout Ireland that are worth a visit.
Ardee, Athenry, Athlone, Bandon, Cashel, Clonmel, Cork,
Drogheda, Dublin, Fethard, Galway, Kilkenny,
Limerick, New Ross, Trim, Waterford, Wexford and Youghal.
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.
These Irish Walled Towns are unique inheritances from times long past and should be treasured,