Castles

Cahir Castle, Cahir. County Tipperary 1142

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One of Ireland's largest and most impressive castles, Excalibur & Cromwell Cahir Castle was originally a Gaelic stronghold that belonged to Conor O'Brien, Prince of Thomond who built a fortification here on an [...]

Cahir Castle, Cahir. County Tipperary 11422019-06-25T21:14:46+00:00

Ross Castle, Killarney. County Kerry c.1460

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Killarney's finest & most romantic castle Ross Castle was built sometime in the late 15th century by the O'Donoghue Ross chieftains and was surrounded by a fortified bawn, curtain walls and circular flanking [...]

Ross Castle, Killarney. County Kerry c.14602019-06-25T20:56:00+00:00

Delvin Castle, Delvin. County Westmeath 1310

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Loyal Kings men, The Nugents & An ancient trading route Delvin Castle is located right in the middle of Delvin village in County Westmeath. This was once a sturdy Norman castle with a [...]

Delvin Castle, Delvin. County Westmeath 13102019-06-26T05:05:06+00:00

Athcarne Castle, Balrath. County Meath 1590

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Battle of the Boyne, Spectres & Blood covered hands This foreboding looking building is Athcarne Castle located in Balrath co. Meath.  It was built for William Bathe in 1590. The Bathe family produced [...]

Athcarne Castle, Balrath. County Meath 15902019-06-26T05:18:41+00:00

Leixlip Castle, Leixlip. County Kildare 1172

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One of the earliest Norman castles and one of the most continuously occupied buildings in Ireland Leixlip Castle was built in 1172 by Adam de Hereford, a follower of Strongbow, one year after [...]

Leixlip Castle, Leixlip. County Kildare 11722019-06-26T05:39:16+00:00

Barberstown Castle, Straffan. County Kildare c.1500

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Only 37 owners so far (including Eric Clapton) Barberstown Castle is located in Straffan. co.Kildare. It was built around c.1500 on the grounds of an earlier Norman castle built by Nicholas Barby in [...]

Barberstown Castle, Straffan. County Kildare c.15002019-06-26T05:41:50+00:00

White’s Castle, Athy. County Kildare 1417

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An important strategic location for thousand of years White's Castle was built in 1417 by Sir John Talbot, Viceroy of Ireland, to protect the inhabitants of Athy from the 'wild Irish'. This location [...]

White’s Castle, Athy. County Kildare 14172019-06-26T06:46:09+00:00

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 1180

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A magnificent castle built by a renegade & The Time Team Dundrum Castle is located in a spectacular setting overlooking Dundrum Bay and the mighty Mourne Mountains. This ancient hilltop site was chosen [...]

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 11802019-06-26T08:58:02+00:00

Puck’s Castle, Shankill. County Dublin 1500

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The Pooka, A spooky disappearance & King James II These are the ruins of Puck's Castle, located in south county Dublin. Many of these structures were built around Dublin between 1400 and 1550 [...]

Puck’s Castle, Shankill. County Dublin 15002019-06-26T09:20:34+00:00

Drimnagh Castle, Drimnagh. County Dublin 1240.

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One of the few moated castles in Ireland The original castle in Drimnagh was built around 1240 by a Norman Knight called Hugo de Berneval whose family name was later anglicised to Barnewall. [...]

Drimnagh Castle, Drimnagh. County Dublin 1240.2019-06-26T09:50:38+00:00

Trim Castle, Trim, County Meath 1176

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The earliest and one the largest Norman castles in Europe, Braveheart & Hugh de Lacy Trim Castle is not only the earliest stone castle to be built in Ireland but also the one [...]

Trim Castle, Trim, County Meath 11762019-06-26T10:04:51+00:00

Monea Castle, Monea, County Fermanagh 1618

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One of the best preserved Scottish styled plantation castles in Northern Ireland The Plantation of Ulster in the early 17th century was an attempt by the English monarchy to take control of the [...]

Monea Castle, Monea, County Fermanagh 16182019-06-26T11:56:22+00:00

Humewood Castle, Kiltegan. County Wicklow 1872

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A fantasy castle, The Humes and A ground breaking court case Humewood Castle was built in 1872 and is located in Kiltegan. co.Wicklow. The Humes formerly lived in a fortified tower house built here [...]

Humewood Castle, Kiltegan. County Wicklow 18722019-06-26T15:04:17+00:00

Swords Castle, Swords. County Dublin 1190

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An Arch-Bishop's private getaway, An orchard & The Tudors Swords Castle is located in the town of Swords in north county Dublin and dates from 1190 a.d. In 1181 John Comyn succeeded Laurence O'Toole [...]

Swords Castle, Swords. County Dublin 11902019-06-26T16:40:03+00:00

Castle Roche, Dundalk. County Louth 1236

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One of the most striking Anglo-Norman castles in Ireland but don't look out the window  Castle Roche is one of the most striking Anglo-Norman castles in Ireland. It was built in 1236 by [...]

Castle Roche, Dundalk. County Louth 12362019-06-26T17:16:11+00:00

Portumna Castle, Portumna. County Galway 1618

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A castle in transition Portumna Castle was built in 1618 and is regarded as a interesting example of Irish architecture in the transition between the medieval fortified tower house and the classical large [...]

Portumna Castle, Portumna. County Galway 16182019-06-26T21:06:30+00:00

Kilkea Castle, Castledermot. County Kildare 1426

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A claimant to the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Ireland & The Wizard Earl Kilkea Castle was built in 1426 and is a claimant of the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Ireland (as [...]

Kilkea Castle, Castledermot. County Kildare 14262019-06-27T11:00:31+00:00

Nenagh Castle, Nenagh. County Tipperary c.1216

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One of Ireland's finest keeps with a turbulent history Nenagh Castle is located in Nenagh in co.Tipperary. It was built c.1216 and was the main castle of the Butler family for 200 years [...]

Nenagh Castle, Nenagh. County Tipperary c.12162019-06-27T12:20:40+00:00

Bunratty Castle, Bunratty. County Clare 1467

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The Vikings, The O'Briens, Dungeons & a No.1 tourist attraction Bunratty Castle is located in the village of Bunratty in County Clare. This is one of the most impressive castles and one of [...]

Bunratty Castle, Bunratty. County Clare 14672019-06-27T12:53:19+00:00

Rockfleet Castle, Newport. County Mayo c.1550

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A carefully chosen location for a Pirate Queen Rockfleet Castle is located near Newport in co.Mayo. It dates from the mid 1500's and was the main stronghold of Grace O’Malley (c.1530- c. 1603) [...]

Rockfleet Castle, Newport. County Mayo c.15502019-06-27T12:55:42+00:00

King John’s Castle, Limerick City 1200

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Once regarded as the most beautiful city in Ireland, King John & A city under siege This strategic location on the banks of the Shannon has been a stronghold for thousands of years. [...]

King John’s Castle, Limerick City 12002019-06-27T13:03:46+00:00

Doe Castle, Cresslough. County Donegal c.1500

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The Mac Sweeneys, The O'Dohertys & The O'Neills - and Oh Yes.. Brian McFadden from Westlife! Doe Castle was built by the MacSweeneys in the early 1500's and is similar in style to [...]

Doe Castle, Cresslough. County Donegal c.15002019-06-27T13:18:24+00:00

Ardee Castle, Ardee. County Louth 15th century

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The largest fortified medieval tower house in Ireland  Ardee Castle is located right on the main street of Ardee village in County Louth. It is the largest fortified medieval tower house in Ireland. [...]

Ardee Castle, Ardee. County Louth 15th century2019-06-27T13:26:24+00:00

Castle Leslie, Glaslough. County Monaghan 1870

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Grip Fast, Paul McCartney & Winstown Churchill The Leslie Family claim they can trace their ancestry back to Attila the Hun of Hungary through a Hungarian nobleman called Bartholomew Leslie. Bartholomew lived in [...]

Castle Leslie, Glaslough. County Monaghan 18702019-07-08T23:01:26+00:00

Killeen Castle, Dunsany. County Meath 1820

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The Plunkett's, Hugh de Lacy & A stunning new golf course Killeen Castle is located in Dunsany in county Meath. The present structure was built in 1820 however there has been a castle [...]

Killeen Castle, Dunsany. County Meath 18202019-06-27T14:04:34+00:00

Ardgillan Castle, Skerries. County Dublin 1738

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Famous diaries, Original interiors & Spectacular sea views Ardgillan Castle is located in a beautiful setting overlooking the town of Skerries in north county Dublin. It has spectacular views out to the Irish [...]

Ardgillan Castle, Skerries. County Dublin 17382019-06-27T16:13:23+00:00

Taaffe’s Castle, Carlingford. County Louth 1520

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Once a prosperous trading port with 5 Royal charters & The Earls of Carlingford Taaffe's Castle is situated in the beautiful medieval town of Carlingford. It was built around 1520 as a fortified [...]

Taaffe’s Castle, Carlingford. County Louth 15202019-06-27T16:30:48+00:00
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