Rock of Dunamase Dramatic Sky
The Castle is believed to have been in the hands of Dermot McMurrough Kavanagh before being passed to Richard fitz Gilbert de Clare (Strongbow) and then onto his son-in-law William Marshall. At sometime later there was a rebuild of the Main gate and the inner and outer barbicans were added. The Castle fell into a slow decline up to the middle of the 17th century when it is believed to have been finally finished as a stronghold by Cromwellian forces. Although the state of preservation of the castle is very poor the Rock of Dunamase is a site well worth visiting.