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 Castles of Ireland - Seatown Castle






Location
Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland

Description
Seatown Castle is located on the corner of Castle Road and Mill Street in Dundalk.

The building is not a castle at all, but a remnant bell tower of a ruined Franciscan monastery. The four storey tower has vaulted ceilings above the ground floor and third floors.

History
The monastery was founded around 1240 by John Verdon. In 1282 the monastery was held by the Irish order of monks, who provided to sailors. In those days, the sea was not far from the monastery. The monastery was destroyed some time in the early 17th century. The monastery is reported to have ran in an east west line from the bell-tower. Foundations have been found on the northern side of Mill street and under Castle Road. The tower is now managed by the Urban Council who have carried out repairs in recent times.


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







Narrow Water Castle
Seatown Castle, Dundalk

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


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