Believed to have been built in or around 1177, Dundrum Castle was built by John De Courcy as part of his coastal defence after he invaded Ulster. Dundrum Castle is located on a wooded hill north-west of Dundrum village near Newcastle. It controls access to Lecale and dominates Dundrum Bay. Its main purpose was to control the land routes from Drogheda to Downpatrick.
Access may be difficult for wheelchair users as the site is a sloping rocky knoll.
No unaccompanied children under the age of 16.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.
10:00am-17:00pm daily (1st Jun to 30th Sep 2014)
12noon-16:00pm Sun only (1st Oct 2014 to 31 Mar 2015)
**Please note the Castle will be closed from 25th to 27th December 2014 (Inclusive) and 1st January 2015 due to Public Holidays**
This is an open site, but the Toilets will be only open during times stated above.
Location / Directions
Travelling in the direction towards Newcastle in Dundrum Village centre turn right onto the Manse road (Castle is sign posted). Take the 1st right onto the Castle Hill road and travel along this road for 0.2 miles. The Castle car park is on your right hand side.
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