co. Down

images of locations in county down

Dromodonnell Stone Cross, Castlewellan. co Down – replica of 10th century cross

This is a granite replica of an original stone cross that is believed to have stood in the Drumgooland graveyard until the late 1700s. It was then set into the north gable wall of the [...]

Inch Abbey, Downpatrick. co. Down 1177

Inch Abbey was established as a Cistercian house by John de Courcy and his wife Affrica in 1177 as an act of repentance for the destruction of the Abbey at Erinagh. This State Care National [...]

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, co. Down c.1180

Dundrum Castle is located in a spectacular setting overlooking Dundrum Bay and the mighty Mourne Mountains. A motte and bailey castle was built here on the site of an earlier ring fort by John de [...]

Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint. co.Down 1560

Narrow Water Castle is one of the best preserved 16th-century tower houses in Ireland. This was originally the strategic site of a keep built by Hugh de Lacy in 1212 to prevent river-borne attacks on [...]

Scrabo Tower, Newtownards. co.Down – 1857 (Scrabo-‘cow pasture’)

Scrabo Tower majestically stands 125 feet high on a hill 540 feet above sea level and is one of Northern Ireland's most famous landmarks. This site was originally the location of a great megalithic cairn, [...]

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