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 Castles of Ireland - Dunmahon Castle






Location
near Gibstown, County Louth, Ireland

Description
Dunmahon Castle is situated on farmland near Gibston. It can be seen from the M1 motorway and from the Dublin to Belfast railway line.

Now in ruins, Dunmahon Castle is a four storey tower house with a vaulted ceiling over the ground floor. The stairs are in the north eastern corner, with the garderobes in the north west of the tower.

History
Dunmahon Castle was built in the 15th century and was inhabited until the 17th century. The castle was the scene of a massacre in the 1640s. Accounts of what happened vary, although Cromwell's troops are mentioned in the reports, with the number slain said to be about 250 - 300.


Other Castles in the Area
  Barmeath Castle, County Louth
  Carlingford Castle, County Louth
  Castle Guard, County Louth
  Castle Roche, County Louth
  Haynestown castle, County Louth
  Hope Castle, County Monaghan
  Milltown Castle, County Louth
  Roche Castle, County Louth
  Roodstown Castle, County Louth
  Seatown Castle, County Louth
  Slane Castle, County Meath
  Taaffes Castle, County Louth
  Greencastle, County Down
  Moyry Castle, County Armagh
  Narrow Water Castle, County Down







Narrow Water Castle
Dunmahon Castle, Co. Louth

Photograph by Kieran Campbell. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


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