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Thomond Bridge was built around 1185 and connected King John's Castle in the Englishtown to Thomondgate on the Clare side of the river Shannon.Like the castle the bridge was reputedly built on the orders of King John and cost 30 to build.This flimsy structure collapsed in 1292,drowning 80 men. The bridge was rebuilt and gate towers guarded both ends.The present structure was designed by James and George Pain and was completed in 1840.


Thomond bridge with King John's castle on the right.On the left is the district of Thomondgate.

 













 

 



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