[OSM-talk-ie] Historic Castles, (buildings, ruins and sites of) in Dublin

Colm Moore colmmoore72 at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 30 14:46:36 UTC 2021


If nothing is readily visible from the satellite photos, I would be happy with historic=archaeological_site and site_type=fortification

If there are only ruins, then historic=ruins and ruins=castle

If there is a building with walls and a roof, then fuller tags could be used.

There is *never* an obligation to do detailed tagging once the basic object is correct.


Áras an Uachtaráin was formerly the Viceregal Lodge. It is more stately residence than the English language 'castle'. However, in much or Europe, there is a lot of blurring between stately residence and castle. The Áras seems to be exclusively post-1750. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81ras_an_Uachtar%C3%A1in

The adjacent Ashtown Castle - formerly the Papal Nunciature and before that the Under Secretary's Lodge - was a much larger building than now, but lack of upkeep when it was the Papal Nunciature led to it being knocked, only for them to find the orginal stone tower house from circa 1430. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashtown_Castle


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