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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...More
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...More
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....More
Castletown Motte has mulltiple layers of history to it (see other reviews). But what is the most fun to think of this place as Cuchulain's (of Irish mythology fame) fort. Dundalk is the area of much of Cuchulain's activity. There isn't much parking near this...More
it is a lovely little motte mostly off the beaten track, I have been many times and there is seldom someone else there. So ideal for someone or a couple to enjoy the scenery, take a breath of fresh air and enjoy the experience of...More
An almost intact Norman Motte built by Bertram de Verdon around 1185. he went on the third Crusade with Richard 1 and was killed at Jaffa in 1192. He was succeeded by his son Nicholas who replaced the timber castle on the Motte with a...More
This is a must-see place in Dundalk, out of the city centre and not so far from the Castletown Cemetery. The history of the motte comes through mythology and real life, talking about legendary heroes and pirates.
There is no bus stop, the nearest should...More
Unless you know what you are looking at and area already familiar with the history of this site, there is nothing here for you. There is a decent view and people let kids run riot around the place but unless you have a local guide...More