Swords Castle, County Dublin

Swords Castle

The story of Swords Castle near Dublin, which spans some 810 years, can be divided in a building and shaping chapter of 400 years and another chapter of four centuries with tales of neglect and decay. The story ends happily with a ten year long chapter of glorious restoration. Construction work on Swords Castle began […]


Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle is situated in the very heart of historic Dublin. In fact the city gets its name from the Dubh Linn or Black Pool (dubh = black), on the site of the present Castle Gardens and Coach House. The Castle stands on the high ridge, the highest ground in the locality, at the junction […]

Clontarf Castle Hotel

Clontarf Castle

Clontarf became a significant location in Irish History, more than a century before the Castle was built. Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland, and the famous Battle of Clontarf, on Good Friday, 23rd April 1014, will always be associated with and central to the history of the Clontarf area. It all began when Mael […]

Ashtown Castle

Ashtown Castle

When the Papal Nuncio moved in 1978 from his house (formerly the Under-Secretary’s Lodge) in the Phoenix Park the structure was found to be irreparable due to dry rot. It was subsequently demolished whereupon the park authorities were astonished to find a small castle standing inside the rubble. It had obviously been incorporated into the […]