Dublin Castles

Puck’s Castle, Shankill. County Dublin 1500

2019-06-26T09:20:34+00:00

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.

2019-06-26T09:50:38+00:00

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

Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham, County Dublin 1585

2019-06-28T05:34:05+00:00

One of Ireland's finest fortified manor houses, Exquisite interiors & The Jesuits Rathfarnham Castle was built in 1585 by Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Armagh. Loftus was described as an ambitious Yorkshire clergyman who [...]

Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham, County Dublin 15852019-06-28T05:34:05+00:00

Howth Castle, Howth. County Dublin 1177

2019-06-28T05:51:54+00:00

Occupied by the same family for 800 years, Grainne O'Malley & St Lawrence Howth Castle in north county Dublin has been the private residence of the Gaisford - St Lawrence family for over [...]

Howth Castle, Howth. County Dublin 11772019-06-28T05:51:54+00:00

Malahide Castle, Malahide, County Dublin 1185

2019-06-28T16:42:36+00:00

This castle was built as a large fortress in 1185 by Sir Richard Talbot, a knight who accompanied King Henry II to Ireland. It was was occupied by the Talbot family between 1185 until 1973 making it the longest continuosly inhabited castle in Ireland by the same family. On the morning of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, 14 members of the family sat and had breakfast together for the last time as none of them returned. It was considerably enlarged during the reign of Edward IV around 1470 and the towers were added in 1765. Dublin County Council bought the property and the 265 acres in 1975 giving public access to one of the finest period interiors and beautiful botanical gardens.

Malahide Castle, Malahide, County Dublin 11852019-06-28T16:42:36+00:00

Kilgobbin Castle, Stepaside. County Dublin 1476

2019-06-29T06:42:38+00:00

On the border of The Pale, A forgotten castle & Strange spectres Kilgobbin Castle is located near the village of Stepaside in south Dublin. This fortified tower house was built by the Walshe [...]

Kilgobbin Castle, Stepaside. County Dublin 14762019-06-29T06:42:38+00:00