Johnstown Castle – Location Johnstown Castle is located near the village of Murntown in the county of Wexford. Approximately 10 minutes drive away from Wexford Town and less than an hours drive away from Waterford City. Johnstown Castle – History The harmony between great Victorian revival castles and their surrounding ornamental grounds is rarely seen […]
Ferrycarrig Castle is one of the earliest Norman castles to be built in the country and the first Norman stronghold in Ireland. The castle, erected by Robert FitzStephen in 1169 and excavations so far, indicate extensive occupation during the 13th century.
Ferns Castle is at the northwest end of town at the village of Ferns and it dates from about the 13th century. The castle originally formed a square with larger corner towers. Only half of the castle now remains. Ferns, short for Fearna Mr Maedhg, is a small historic town in north County Wexford, near […]
Detached two-bay three-storey over basement medieval castle, rebuilt 1588, originally on a square plan possibly incorporating the fabric of Norman castle which was founded in 1205. Having fallen into ruin by the turn of the twentieth century, the castle was faithfully restored under the direction of P.J. Roche.
There was formerly an establishment of the Knights Templars here beside this peaceful inlet, but the present 5 storey castle is 15th century in date and probably has nothing to do with the Knights. The ground floor is vaulted and has a number of deep recesses, and the second floor is also vaulted. There are […]