Ancient Irish Bridges

The bridges erected previous to the Norman invasion were of wood. Turlough O'Connor had two of those structures erected over the Shannon and one over the Suck. The bridge of Thomond is one of the most ancient of the stone bridges, and is built on fourteen arches. This was built by the Anglo-Norman adventurers as a stepping-stone to the Conquest of Thomond.

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