The Terrace Corridor

The Terrace Corridor is down a short flight of steps from the Entrance Corridor and under the garden terrace. On the left hand, a passageway that has been cut through the north curtain wall of the castle leads into a small cellar. The curved shape of the adjoining tower may be seen where it projects into the room. Excavations have revealed the footings (foundation) of a sixteenth-century building that was probably built for Thomas, 10th Earl of Ormond, before 1580. Out in the corridor, near the entrance to the cellar, a glass panel inserted in the floor covers access to another postern gate that opened into the dry moat, which ran around three sides of the castle. Proceeding along the corridor, a flight of steps at the opposite end leads to the Undercroft of the West Tower.

The Courtyard ca. 1814 (RSAI)