Benburb Castle is a fortified bawn built by Sir Richard Wingfield during the Plantation in 1611 on a limestone cliff overlooking the River Blackwater, the border between County Tyrone and County Armagh.
Narrow Water Castle is a famous 16th-century tower house and bawn near Warrenpoint in Northern Ireland. There has been a keep on this site since 1212. It was a strategic spot and was originally built by Hugh de Lacy (first Earl of Ulster) as part of the area’s Norman fortifications to prevent attacks on Newry via the river.
Blink and you would miss this visitor attraction in County Tyrone. The substantial remains of Castle Caulfield were built by Sir Toby Caulfield between 1611 and 1619 on the site of an earlier O’Donnelly Castle.
Kinbane is one of the many Castles of Ireland and is a magical and haunting location where you can almost feel the past. It is set in a very dramatic location and built on a small rock promontory called Kinbane Head extending out into the sea. The path to it is narrow and stepped.
Enniscorthy Castle is an imposing Norman stronghold in the heart of Enniscorthy town. Originally built in the 13th century it has been ‘home’ to Norman knights, English armies, Irish rebels and prisoners, and local merchant families.
Johnstown Castle in County Wexford is one of the great Victorian revival Castles in Ireland. This is a wonderful place for a stroll on a fine day. The Gardens are open to the public and there are some really lovely walks around the grounds.
Belfast Castle is set on the slopes of Cavehill Country Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland in a prominent position 400 feet above sea level. Its location provides unobstructed views of the city of Belfast and Belfast Lough.
Set in rolling parkland amidst an archipelago of wooded islands and peninsulae in tranquil Upper Lough Erne, the Crom Estate in County Fermanagh, the historic seat of the Earls of Erne for over 350 years, enjoys an unrivalled location in the heart of Ireland’s Lake District.
Dramatic colours offset fine English and Irish antique furnishings, rattan furniture from the spice island of Cebu, and works by Russian, Irish, and English painters. The ambience is comfortable and welcoming, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of a charming sunken garden.
There are those who think that you come to Blarney Castle only to see the Stone. But you will leave knowing that the Blarney Stone is only a part of the attraction. We wouldn’t want our virtual visitors to miss out so here’s a small sample of what you can find here.