Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dunmoe Castle


This great looking castle ruin sits overlooking the Boyne river.
The castle was built in the 15th Century and was home to the D'arcy family.
The original castle would have had four round turrets (only two survive).
The castle was four storeys high, with the bottom two floors vaulted.
During the Cromwellian invasion the castle was fired upon in 1649, but avoided major damage.
Fire was this castles undoing during the 1798 rebellion.
Access can be gained down a lane just off the N51.
(If visiting in winter sensible footwear will be needed as the field the leads you to the ruin can resemble a quagmire.)