Trim (County Meath)
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Is the definition town at the ford of elderfowers holds a population of 1441 people. The castle on the outskirts is the largest Cambro-Norman castle in Ireland, at that time Trim was the capital town of County Meath. It won the Irish Tidy Towns competition in 1972 and in centeenery year 1984.
King John's Castle was built by Normans of France around 1170, 1180. Hugh de Lacy was given the land to own the castle and he became Lord of Meath who was a Norman Baron. This building was used for protection against battle known as the pale when the English crossed over in their ships to capture Leinster. Elizabeth I was seated at the castle where she changed the acts of Religion to Protestant. The Famous battle on the Hill of Tara during the Irish Rebellion in 1798 determined that the English Rule over Ireland became permanent.
Oliver Cromwells forces had to evacuate the town of Drogheda in the year 1698 due to British Invasion.
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