This book is a comprehensive guide to castles, fortified houses, bawls and town defences in the twelve counties of the eastern and south-eastern parts of Ireland which make up the province of Leinster.
An introduction describing the development of castellated buildings of stone in Leinster, dating from the late 12th century to the mid 17th century, is followed by twelve gazetteers describing the history and architectural features of over 350 such buildings in the counties of Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.
The gazetteers are illustrated with many plans, drawings and photographs, and there is a map showing the location of surviving buildings.
Lists at the end of the gazetteers provide summary information on 300 other buildings, and also sites of lost castles.
Published in 2004
Contains 200 pages with 600 illustrations