In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Texas Iron & Metal is taking a look at some of the most famous Irish castles, monuments and other structures — many of which were built with or protected by steel.
Built in 1142 by Conor O’Brien, Prince of Thomond, the castle — one of the largest in Ireland — is protected by a solid steel bar gate.
In the late 1800s, Lt. Col. John Clements Waterhouse Madden inherited the estate from his father, who had sought to protect the property from an attack by installing steel shutters.
Made of steel, the main bridge and pivoting swing bridge cross the River Shannon. Completed in 1911, it is the largest early 20th century swivel bridge in Europe.
Spire of Dublin.
Officially titled the Monument of Light and finished in 2003, the stainless steel monument stands 398 ft. tall on O’Connell Street.
Used for its durability and strength, steel was used in the construction of these castles – and continues to be a popular building material. Whether you’re building a castle, bridge or completing another type of project, steel is an important material to use. National production standards ensure consistency of steel grades, and its versatility makes it ideal for a variety of building applications.
You’re in luck! Texas Iron & Metal has a large inventory of steel at great prices. Visit our facility or call 713.672.7595 today to learn about what’s in stock. You want it, we’ve got it. Now that’s supply on demand!