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near Balrath, County Meath, Ireland
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.
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.
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.
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Barmeath Castle, County Louth
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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
Liscarton 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