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Medieval Stronghold Mirrors Ireland’s Weakness at Bargain Price

Kilkea Castle, built in the 12th century, became a stronghold in the heart of medieval Ireland. More than 800 years later, it’s turned into a symbol of weakness after the country’s economic collapse.

The castle, south of Dublin, is on the market for 6 million euros ($8.4 million), said CB Richard Ellis Group, which is handling the sale. A year ago, the price tag was 16 million euros. Kilkea had operated as a hotel and golf resort before Anglo Irish Bank Corp. seized control of the property last year.