Ruined Castles

Ballylahan Castle, Straide, County Mayo 1239

2020-04-29T17:39:33+00:00

The Exeters, The MacJordans, and a 700-year-old ruin Ballylahan Castle is located a couple of kilometers northeast of Strade village in County Mayo. It was constructed in 1239 on the south bank of the [...]

Ballylahan Castle, Straide, County Mayo 12392020-04-29T17:39:33+00:00

Delvin Castle, Delvin. County Westmeath 1310

2020-04-28T22:07:40+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 13102020-04-28T22:07:40+00:00

Athcarne Castle, Balrath. County Meath 1590

2020-04-25T20:16:38+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 15902020-04-25T20:16:38+00:00

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 1180

2020-05-03T17:43:24+00:00

A magnificent Norman 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 [...]

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 11802020-05-03T17:43:24+00:00

Monea Castle, Monea, County Fermanagh 1618

2020-05-06T15:48:37+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 troublesome [...]

Monea Castle, Monea, County Fermanagh 16182020-05-06T15:48:37+00:00

Swords Castle, Swords. County Dublin 1190

2020-04-26T13:26:00+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 [...]

Swords Castle, Swords. County Dublin 11902020-04-26T13:26:00+00:00

Castle Roche, Dundalk. County Louth 1236

2020-04-30T11:56:26+00:00

One of Ireland's most striking Anglo-Norman castles 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 the De [...]

Castle Roche, Dundalk. County Louth 12362020-04-30T11:56:26+00:00

Nenagh Castle, Nenagh. County Tipperary 1216

2020-05-06T09:38:56+00:00

One of Ireland's most impressive Norman keeps  Nenagh Castle is located in Nenagh in County Tipperary. It was built c.1216 and was the main castle of the Butler family for 200 years before [...]

Nenagh Castle, Nenagh. County Tipperary 12162020-05-06T09:38:56+00:00

Taaffe’s Castle, Carlingford. County Louth 1520

2020-04-30T11:39:54+00:00

The Earls of Carlingford with 5 Royal charters Taaffe's Castle is situated in the beautiful medieval town of Carlingford. It was built around 1520 as a fortified townhouse and a trading depot for [...]

Taaffe’s Castle, Carlingford. County Louth 15202020-04-30T11:39:54+00:00

Burt Castle, Burt. County Donegal 1560

2020-05-08T09:29:33+00:00

A major landmark, the O'Dohertys & 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 [...]

Burt Castle, Burt. County Donegal 15602020-05-08T09:29:33+00:00

Kilgobbin Castle, Stepaside. County Dublin 1476

2020-05-02T14:12:51+00:00

The Walshes, The Pale & Strange spectres Kilgobbin Castle is located near the village of Stepaside in south Dublin. This fortified tower house was built by the Walshe Family in c.1476. The Walshe [...]

Kilgobbin Castle, Stepaside. County Dublin 14762020-05-02T14:12:51+00:00

Ferns Castle, Ferns. County Wexford 1220

2020-05-04T12:47:12+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 12202020-05-04T12:47:12+00:00