Castles of Ireland - County Dublin

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The Castles of Ireland
Leinster Province : County Dublin
Compiled by Lee Johnson
Early Stone Fortifications - Castles, Towers and Strong-Houses
(What, Where, Who and When? -- A work in progress)
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Castle Name Condition Description Early Founder(s) -- Time Period(s) Contructed Parish/Townland Ord Residency Links
Ardgillan Castle Full*
Usher, Taylor -- 17th century manor house Balbriggan
Artane Castle None
Baldongan Castle
Ruins of a 13th century castle.
Ballyfermot castle None
Ballymore Castle None
Ballymount Castle Ruin
Balrothery castle Full*
Belgriffen Castle (Balgriffin Castle) None
Bremore castle Partial*
Bullock Castle
A restored 12th century castle. Fagan -- 12th? century tower-house Dublin Bay
Castle Moat
CastleKnock Castle (Luttrellstown Castle) Full* Remains of a 12th century motte castle which carried a polygonal great tower. Tyrell (c1180) -- earthworks remain
O 0836 Hotel
Clondalkin Castle (Cluain Dolcain, Tully's Castle) Ruin
Clonskea Castle (Clonskeagh Castle) None
Clonskea Castle (Clonskeagh Castle) (New)
Clontarf Castle Full*
manor house (1835), original in 1172

Clontarf Castle (Old) None
Dalkey (Bullock Castle, Archibald's Tower) Full* a 16th century towerhouse.

O 2827
Dalkey (Seven Castles of) None
Donnybrook Castle None
Drimnagh Castle (Drimna, Drimangh) Partial*
13th century surounded by water-filled moat
Drumcondra Castle (Belvedere House) Full*
Dublin Castle Full Originally a 13th century stone enclosure castle on or near a Viking fortified site, much altered over the succeeding centuries. King John (1204) Dublin O 1534
Dundrum Castle Ruin
Dunsoghly Castle Full* A four-storeyed 15th century rectangular great tower with four corner towers and its original timber roof. Plunkett (c1450)
O118432 National Monument
Goat Tower
(now the Town Hall) is 15th century.

O 2827
Howth Castle Full* An 18th century building with a 15th century gate tower. This may be known as Corr Castle. St. Lawrence (c1180) -- 15th/16th century Howth H 3985
Kildreenan Castle
Site of a pre-13th century castle.

O 2525
Lanistown Castle Ruin
Lusk Round Tower
Round Tower

Luttrellstown Castle Full*

Bed & Breakfast
Malahide Castle (Mullahidart Castle) Full* The present building contains some traces of its 13th century origins. Talbot -- 12th & 15th century Malahide O 2446 Restaurant
Monkstown Castle (1) Ruin A 15th century rectangular tower. Cisternians, Travers, Eustace, Wallop, Cheevers -- 13th to early 16th century
O 2428
Monkstown Castle (2) Ruin The site of a 5th century castle of the Irish king Loagheire and a number of Martello towers including one which is a museum to James Joyce.
Nanger Castle (Nangor Castle) None
Newcastle Lyons Castle (1)
a motte

O 0234
Newcastle Lyons Castle (2)
a small "L-plan" towerhouse

O 0234
Rathfarnham Castle Full* A 16th century rectangular stronghouse, renovated in the 18th century. Loftus (1583)
O 1529
Richmond Castle
Richmond Tower Full*
Shankill castle Ruin
Simmons Court Castle Ruin
Sutton Castle Full
Swords Castle Full* A bishop's castle, built as a stone enclosure largely in the 13th century. Comyn (c1200), Barnewall -- 14th/15th century
Swords Round Tower
Round Tower


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