Ruined Castles

Duckett’s Grove, Rainstown. County Carlow 1850

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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

Once regarded as one of Dublin’s finest residences

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Monkstown Castle is located in Monkstown in south co.Dublin. The first castle here was built on a large farm by the Cistercian Monks of St Mary’s Abbey between the 14th and 15th centuries. This area [...]

Once regarded as one of Dublin’s finest residences2019-06-21T10:26:01+00:00

A bloody history on the night before Christmas

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Tully Castle, Derrygonnelly, County Fermanagh Tully Castle is a fortified tower house with four rectangular corner towers and is located on a beautiful location on the shores of Upper Lough Erne. It was built in [...]

A bloody history on the night before Christmas2019-06-21T10:26:04+00:00

One of Ireland’s finest keeps with a turbulent history

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Nenagh Castleis located in Nenagh in co.Tipperary. It was built c.1216 and was the main castle of the Butler family for 200 years before they moved to Gowran in co.Kilkenny. The family later splashed out [...]

One of Ireland’s finest keeps with a turbulent history2019-06-21T10:26:24+00:00

The Athens of Ireland

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The Rock of Dunamase, Dunamase, County Laois The Rock of Dunamase is one of Ireland's most impressive locations for a castle as it sits on a limestone outcrop 150-feet above the surrounding plain. This strategic [...]

The Athens of Ireland2019-06-21T10:26:26+00:00

A key ancient site, A holy well and St Patrick

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Dunseverick Castle, Dunseverick, County Antrim This location was regarded as one of the 'key' ancient sites as it was the end point where one of the Royal roads from Tara ended. There is also a [...]

A key ancient site, A holy well and St Patrick2019-06-21T10:26:27+00:00

Once one of Ireland’s most impressive Norman castles

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Northburg Castle, Greencastle, County Donegal Northburg Castle is locally known as 'Greencastle' and was one of the most impressive Norman castles built in Ireland. It was built by Richard de Burgh: The Red Earl of [...]

Once one of Ireland’s most impressive Norman castles2019-06-21T10:26:30+00:00