Place:Askeaton, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland

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NameAskeaton
Alt namesEas Geitinesource: Wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates52.6°N 8.967°W
Located inCounty Limerick, Republic of Ireland
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Askeaton, also historically spelt Askettin, is a town in County Limerick, Ireland. Located on the N69, the town is built on the banks of the River Deel some 3 km upstream from the estuary of the River Shannon.

Among the many historic structures in the town are a Franciscan friary dating from 1389 and a castle dating from 1199. The castle was abandoned to crown forces in 1580 - its walls blown up by the fleeing defenders - after the fall of Carrigafoyle Castle to the English during the Desmond Rebellions. Askeaton was a constituency in the Irish House of Commons represented by two members until the dissolution of the parliament in 1801

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