Trim Castle, County Meath, Ireland (with Map & Photos)

Trim is a town in County Meath, Ireland. There are 9,194 people living there, and it is located on the River Boyne. The biggest Norman castle in Ireland, Trim Castle, is the town's claim to fame. St. Patrick's Cathedral, one of the two cathedrals of the United Diocese of Meath and Kildare, is situated north of the river. In 1972, 1984, 2014, and 2022, Trim won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition, and in 1974, it shared the prize with Ballyconnell. Trim was once the county seat of Meath, but in 1898 Navan, a bigger neighboring town, took over as the new county seat.

Trim Castle Country
Trim Castle Country

Few locations in Ireland have as many medieval structures as the historic town of Trim. Among the structures, Trim Castle is the most notable.

In actuality, the castle is Ireland's biggest Anglo-Norman structure. It took Hugh de Lacy and his successors 30 years to construct.

A massive keep with three floors serves as the main fortification. In its day, this enormous cruciform structure with 20 sides was nearly impenetrable. A moat filled with water, a curtain wall, and a trench served as its defenses.

You may now look down over the keep's interior from modern walkways, giving you a chance to observe the grandeur and thickness of the enormous castle walls.

Although King John preferred to remain in his tent on the other side of the river when he visited the town, the castle is sometimes referred to as his. Prince Hal, afterward known as Henry V, was imprisoned in the fortress when Richard II visited Trim in 1399.

Trim Castle Map