Balrath Castle, Co. Westmeath

Balrath Castle, County Westmeath, in August 1989.
Famed for the first recorded use of siege artillery, in Ireland, using cannon, in 1488.
Reputedly, the first death from a firearm in Ireland, took place here.
This historical site was being used as a dump, at the time of our visit.
A MacGeoghegan stronghold.