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The modern town of Carrick-on-Suir now covers both the northern and southern banks of the River Suir. However, the early walled town only existed on the northern banks of the river. The earliest mention of a town wall at Carrick-on-Suir comes from the Ormonde Deeds of 1324. Unfortunately not much is known about the appearance, shape or size of this early wall. Later in 1338 and 1344 King Edward III granted a town charter as well as charters of murage and pontage for the building of a wall and bridge of stone at Carrick-on-Suir. Despite these additional defences the town was attacked and burned twice between the years 1435 and 1450. According to the provost, this was due to only half the town being well walled. This caused Parliament to offer another murage grant for the town walls in 1450.