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 Castles of Ireland - Athcarne Castle






Location
near Balrath, County Meath, Ireland

Description
Athcarne Castle is an Elizabethan castle situated about 17 miles from Dublin.

Athcarne Castle was originally a four storey tower house. It was renovated around 1830 with the addition of a large three storey extension and a thin turret tower. The castle now has the appearance of a mansion fused to a tower house.

History
Athcarne Castle was originally built for William Bathe in 1590. The Bathe family produced a number of well known legal and political personalities around the 16th and 17th century. The castle was inhabited until mid 20th century, and has since fallen into disrepair.

Legends
Athcarne Castle is located six miles from the site of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. King James II is said to have stayed overnight at the castle on the eve of the battle.


Other Castles in the Area
  Ardbraccan House, County Meath
  Ardgillan Castle, County Dublin
  Barmeath Castle, County Louth
  Bective Abbey, County Meath
  Bellinter House, County Meath
  Bremore Castle, County Dublin
  Castle Guard, County Louth
  Dardistown Castle, County Meath
  Dunsany Castle, County Meath
  Gormanston Castle, County Meath
  Howth Castle, County Dublin
  Liscartan Castle, County Meath
  Malahide Castle, County Dublin
  Maynooth Castle, County Kildare
  Monktown Castle, County Meath
  Robswall Castle, County Dublin
  Slane Castle, County Meath
  Swords Castle, County Dublin
  Trim Castle, County Meath







Trim Castle
Athcarne Castle, Co. Meath

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 Athcarne Castle map