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Cu Chulainn’s Castle

Ruins of a fortified house from the late 1700s. The tower standing on the hill is impressive and... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2019
Neil B
Auckland, New Zealand
Nice place for picnic

We are overseas visitors and decided to pack a picnic and visit the motte. Parked down the road... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2016
Mel G
Canberra, Australia
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Jan 11, 2019
“Cu Chulainn’s Castle”
Aug 19, 2016
“Nice place for picnic”
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Reviewed January 11, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Mel G
Reviewed March 15, 2016

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.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank 007Dundalk_Co_Louth
Reviewed March 11, 2016

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

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank PeterOhA
Reviewed September 10, 2015

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

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very scenic area, when its Autumn can see Dundalk bay clearly. Lovely spot for a picnic on a warm sunny day

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Malcolm M
Reviewed March 6, 2015

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

Date of experience: August 2014
4  Thank Kimblebeebum
Reviewed February 18, 2015

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

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank micealandrosemary
Reviewed January 21, 2015

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

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Eat4YourLife
Reviewed September 7, 2014

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

Date of experience: July 2014
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