County Down

Down takes its name from the word dún in Irish meaning fort.
Motto: Absque Labore Nihil ‘Nothing Without Labour’.

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in County Down

Inch Abbey, Downpatrick, County Down 1180

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Ireland's first Gothic arch & Game of Thrones  Inch Abbey was established as a Cistercian house by John de Courcy and his wife Affreca in 1180 as an act of repentance for the [...]

Inch Abbey, Downpatrick, County Down 11802020-05-03T17:47:16+00:00

Dundrum Castle, Dundrum, County Down 1180

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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 [...]

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Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint. County Down 1560

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One of the best-preserved fortified tower-houses in Ireland Narrow Water Castle is located just outside the town of Warrenpoint on the banks of Carlingford Lough. It is regarded as one of the best-preserved [...]

Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint. County Down 15602020-05-03T18:07:35+00:00

Scrabo Tower, Newtownards. County Down 1859

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One of Northern Ireland's most iconic landmarks Scrabo Tower stands majestically 125-feet high on a hill 540-feet above sea level and is one of Northern Ireland’s most famous landmarks. The site was originally [...]

Scrabo Tower, Newtownards. County Down 18592020-05-03T17:50:21+00:00