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My favourite place to walk the dog

I found this place by accident. I had just moved to the area and was exploring the winding country... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
loopy S

Park on the side of the narrow street old, wander around through a farmers field to the most... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dungooley Road | Roche, Dundalk, Dundalk, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I found this place by accident. I had just moved to the area and was exploring the winding country road.I reached the brow of the hill and there perched on the top of the next hill stood this amazing ruin. I parked up at the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank loopy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Park on the side of the narrow street old, wander around through a farmers field to the most romantic castle ruins in all of Ireland! High walls remain with some interior ruins too. Just don’t forget to close the gate as you go in and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Only 10 mins from Dundalk. Access is free. No parking facilities. You will have to park on the side of a country road. To get To the castle. You will go through one of two fields. If you open a farmer's gate. Be sure To...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank f100zardoz
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Beautiful place in nature, make sure you stop by if you're around to get a full panorama from the castle hill. There's no parking lot, you'll have to open a latch gate to get in. Close it after you since sheep graze around the ruins....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

It is really unusual to find a place “ in the raw”. So many attractions have too much hype to build up your expectations. Castle Roche is the ruins of a very old castle. It sits in a farmer’s field overlooking the valley. There is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Rick P
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Well preserved Castle with Barbican at front..interesting history.Situated just a few kilometres outside Dundalk just off the Castleblaney Road.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank trasnanadtonnta
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Stunning scenery. One of the most underrated places around. Hidden gem. Love coming here on a sunny evening

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank caoimhe1245
Reviewed 18 June 2018

It was such a treat to be able to walk around this old ruin and have the place all to ourselves, well worth taking in if you're in the area, especially since it is FREE. We parked at the side of the road not far...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We visited here, found it easy enough, but could not find anywhere to park, but there was a wide gate, we opened it, backed our little rental car in, then closed the gate behind us. Then we walked up the small hill and over to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank QGJohn
Reviewed 4 June 2018

You have to drive off the beaten track to find Castle Roche but it is worth the drive! Limited parking so park on the side of the road and take care to close all gates and enjoy looking at this part of history.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kerrie W
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24 August 2018|
Response from QGJohn | Reviewed this property |
Off the N53, just NW of Dundalk. Turn right at Hackballscross.