Question

what do the three castles on the flag of dublin represent

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City: Dublin

County: Dublin

Country: Ireland

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The castle of Dublin first appears in the 13th century seal of the city. On the seal Dublin is clearly under siege, from the central tower two sentries sound the alarm, while on each flanking tower stands an archer with a cross-bow. It probably depicts the readiness of the citizens, not an actual siege. Later, the single tower was replaced by three different castles, the small figures were replaced by flames from the towers. The fire indicates the zeal of the citizens in defence of the city.
Source: International Civic Heraldry site, 27 March 2004
Dublin Castle on Dame Street.

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