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Castletown Motte

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Castletown Motte

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83554 8 wrote a review Apr 2019
3 contributions5 helpful votes
Also known as Cuchulainn's castle, the highest point in the town, great views, especially at night, the site is badly sign posted and can be difficult to find, don;t be afraid to ask for directions, locals will be glad to help, nice spot for a picnic.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Neil B wrote a review Jan 2019
Auckland, New Zealand886 contributions222 helpful votes
Ruins of a fortified house from the late 1700s. The tower standing on the hill is impressive and the view is spectacular. A little tricky to find. The signage on the roadside at the site is very limited. Parking is on the road and then look for the footpath up the hill. Well worth taking the effort to visit. Free entry.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Mel G wrote a review Aug 2016
Canberra, Australia68 contributions24 helpful votes
We are overseas visitors and decided to pack a picnic and visit the motte. Parked down the road and then walked up the track to the motte. Local caretaker mowing the grassed area where there is plenty of room for picnickers. Nice views, calming and peaceful area. We enjoyed the peace. Pity no information signs about motte, just an old castle.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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007Dundalk_Co_Louth wrote a review Mar 2016
Dundalk, Co. Louth154 contributions95 helpful votes
Great historic content behind this venue. Interesting to just stand here and look around and remember times gone by and our ancestors. Wonderful site to view round Dundalk. Enjoyable experience.
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Date of experience: March 2016
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PeterOhA wrote a review Mar 2016
Dundalk, Ireland1,090 contributions101 helpful votes
Originally Cúchulainn's Fort, this is where Sétanta was raised. Later the top contained a wooden structure built by the de Verdun family in the 11th century. The current castellated house known as 'Byrne's Folly' was built in 1780 by a local pirate named Patrick Byrne. Amazing view from the top.
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Date of experience: March 2016
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