art Norman Keep is a composite of all the antiquities that virtually liter the landscape of Ireland. The origins and histories are known for many but others have suffered not only the physical reduction to rubble but also the further indignity of having been forgotten or reduced to legend.

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Norman Keep

Across the river stood a castle expanded from an old Norman Keep
Unlike others, as a B&B it offered food and a place to sleep
The original structure was greatly enlarged over time
An evening in the great room by the fireplace was sublime
How many travelers have found refuge for the night
How many have camped in the meadows to attack at first light
The small history of these places is never very clear
If only the stones could talk and I could hear

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