Ruined Castles

Duckett’s Grove, Rainstown. County Carlow 1850

2019-06-25T20:27:04+00:00

Carlow's richest family, The IRA & Banshees This great house was built between 1818 and 1850 and was once home to the Duckett family. The Ducketts were Carlow's largest landowners for 300 years [...]

Duckett’s Grove, Rainstown. County Carlow 18502019-06-25T20:27:04+00:00

Delvin Castle, Delvin. County Westmeath 1310

2019-06-26T05:05:06+00:00

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

2019-06-26T05:18:41+00:00

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

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 1180

2019-08-15T15:31:35+00:00

A magnificent castle, 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 by John [...]

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 11802019-08-15T15:31:35+00:00

Monea Castle, Monea, County Fermanagh 1618

2019-06-26T11:56:22+00:00

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

Swords Castle, Swords. County Dublin 1190

2019-06-26T16:40:03+00:00

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

2019-06-26T17:16:11+00:00

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

Nenagh Castle, Nenagh. County Tipperary c.1216

2019-06-27T12:20:40+00:00

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

Taaffe’s Castle, Carlingford. County Louth 1520

2019-06-27T16:30:48+00:00

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

Burt Castle, Burt. County Donegal 1560

2019-06-28T14:27:47+00:00

Rebellion, The O'Doherty's & The Flight of the Earls Burt Castle is one of the most recognizable castles in Donegal. It is located on a small hill overlooking Lough Swilly which would have [...]

Burt Castle, Burt. County Donegal 15602019-06-28T14:27:47+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

Ferns Castle, Ferns. County Wexford 1220

2019-06-29T06:45:25+00:00

Once considered to be one of the finest Norman castles in Ireland Ferns castle is considered to be one of the finest examples of an Anglo-Norman fortress in Ireland. This was originally the [...]

Ferns Castle, Ferns. County Wexford 12202019-06-29T06:45:25+00:00