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Nice place for picnic

We are overseas visitors and decided to pack a picnic and visit the motte. Parked down the road... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
Mel G
Canberra, Australia
via mobile
History Unfolds

Great historic content behind this venue. Interesting to just stand here and look around and... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2016
Dundalk, Co. Louth
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19 Aug 2016
“Nice place for picnic”
15 Mar 2016
“History Unfolds”
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We are overseas visitors and decided to pack a picnic and visit the motte. Parked down the road and then walked up the track to the motte. Local caretaker mowing the grassed area where there is plenty of room for picnickers. Nice views, calming and...More

1  Thank Mel G
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great historic content behind this venue. Interesting to just stand here and look around and remember times gone by and our ancestors. Wonderful site to view round Dundalk. Enjoyable experience.

1  Thank 007Dundalk_Co_Louth
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Originally Cúchulainn's Fort, this is where Sétanta was raised. Later the top contained a wooden structure built by the de Verdun family in the 11th century. The current castellated house known as 'Byrne's Folly' was built in 1780 by a local pirate named Patrick Byrne....More

1  Thank PeterOhA
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Castletown Motte has mulltiple layers of history to it (see other reviews). But what is the most fun to think of this place as Cuchulain's (of Irish mythology fame) fort. Dundalk is the area of much of Cuchulain's activity. There isn't much parking near this...More

Thank unionrep1
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Very scenic area, when its Autumn can see Dundalk bay clearly. Lovely spot for a picnic on a warm sunny day

Thank Malcolm M
Reviewed 6 March 2015

it is a lovely little motte mostly off the beaten track, I have been many times and there is seldom someone else there. So ideal for someone or a couple to enjoy the scenery, take a breath of fresh air and enjoy the experience of...More

4  Thank Kimblebeebum
Reviewed 18 February 2015

An almost intact Norman Motte built by Bertram de Verdon around 1185. he went on the third Crusade with Richard 1 and was killed at Jaffa in 1192. He was succeeded by his son Nicholas who replaced the timber castle on the Motte with a...More

Thank micealandrosemary
Reviewed 21 January 2015

This is a must-see place in Dundalk, out of the city centre and not so far from the Castletown Cemetery. The history of the motte comes through mythology and real life, talking about legendary heroes and pirates. There is no bus stop, the nearest should...More

Thank Eat4YourLife
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Unless you know what you are looking at and area already familiar with the history of this site, there is nothing here for you. There is a decent view and people let kids run riot around the place but unless you have a local guide...More

2  Thank PBMLouth
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This site is in the care of the OPW (Office of Public Works). If you can find it, you won't be disappointed by the lovely views. But be warned: signposts & parking are scarce. My boys (7,5,3) love exploring here & is a great site...More

1  Thank 1972pookie4
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