28 November 2009

Ireland - Trim Castle

Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Europe, and Ireland's largest castle. It is noted for its appearance in Braveheart. We learned on our tour that castles were actually white on the inside and out because they put lime to smooth it out and keep it clean. We also learned that they used a lot of wood as well in the construction of the castles.

We also learned that they would hang their clothes over the toilets to kill the bugs and lice in them by means of the gases that eminated from the urine. Nice huh?! So they smelled like urine all the time but they didn't have bugs and lice on them. Sounds nice eh!

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