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Athlumney Castle

Ireland
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Ranked #24 of 33 attractions in County Meath
Description: Although this mansion has lay in ruins since its destruction in the 17th century, it still stands as a prominent architectural landmark.
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Cavan, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We arrived at Athlumney Castle on the whim, the sign on the gate pointed us down to a house in Riverview belonging to Mr. & Mrs. Sherlock, who have the key. For a small deposit, they'll lend you the key so that you can go and visit the castle itself. The ruins are well restored and in good condition, a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Athlumney is so easy to miss, and so few people seem to know about it, but it is a wonderful ruin that is well worth visiting. Very unusual architectural design (for Ireland) with its classic tower house, and the Jacobean manor attached. Worth dropping by if you are in the area. Details on how to gain entry is on a... More

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Armagh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

Grew up in the area and always loved running around the ruins so it is wonderful to be able to bring my own children there to do the same. Apart from some of it being locked up for H.& S. nothing has changed. A wonderful place full of memories. And best of all is still free.

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