Castles of Ireland - County Meath

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The Castles of Ireland
Leinster Province : County Meath
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
Asigh Castle None
Athboy Castle
Remnants of a 13th century earthwork castle.

N 7265
Athcarne Castle Ruins

Athlumney Castle (Dowdall Castle) Ruins Ruins of a 15th century towerhouse with a 16th century stronghouse. 15th century Dowdall tower and c1600 mansion
Ballinlough Castle Full*

Bed & Breakfast
Ballygarth Castle
Bective Abbey
The remains of a fortified house converted from the abbey after the Dissolution.
Cabra castle Ruins
Castle Bellew (Mont Bellew)
Castle Jordan Ruins
Castle-Rickard None
Clonard Castle
Remains of a 12th century motte and bailey castle.

N 6644
Cloughrea Castle Ruins
Delvin Castle (Castle Town Delvin) Ruins
Nugent -- late 13th century Delvin
Derrypatrick Castle
Site of a 12th(?) century earthwork castle.

N 8272

15th century tower-house

Donaghmore Round Tower
Round Tower

Donore Castle Partial* A small 15th century towerhouse. MacGeoghegan
N 7149
Dormerstown Castle
Duleek Castle (Diuelecke, Mora Castle) None
Dunmoe Castle Ruin
D'Arcy -- 15th century Athboy N902702
Dunsany Castle Full*
Plunkett -- four towers remain from 1180
Fennor Castle (Fenner Castle)
A 17th century "T-plan" towerhouse. 17th century strong-house
Galtrim Castle
Site of an earthwork castle of the 12th(?) century.

N 7649
Gormanstown Castle

Preston (1768) -- built over the 14th century castle
Grange Castle Full*
Kells Castle
Site of an Anglo-Norman castle abandoned by the 12th century. 6th century monastic site (St. Columba)
Kells Round Tower
Round Tower

Kilbeg Castle
A motte castle.

N 7780
Killeen Castle Ruins
Kilmessan Castle
Site of a 13th century motte castle.
Liscartan Castle Ruins A pair of conjoined towerhouses of the 15th century. two tower-houses
N 8409
Lisclogher Castle
A 16/17th century "Z-plan" towerhouse.

N 6862
Maiden Tower
Mellifont Castle Ruins
Muff Castle Ruins
Navan Castle
Site of an early Anglo-Norman motte castle.

N 8768
Newtown Castle Ruins
Nobber Castle
A small Anglo-Norman motte and bailey castle.

N 8286
Rathmore Castle
A four-storeyed "L-plan" towerhouse.

N 7566
Rathwire Castle
An early Anglo-Norman motte castle with traces of later stonework.

N 5343
Ratoath Castle
An early 13th century motte.

O 0351
Robertstown castle Ruins

Scurlogstown Castle None
Skreen Castle
A 12th (?) century motte and bailey castle.

N 9458
Skreen Hill
A ruined tower on a hill.
Slane Castle Full* A 12th century motte castle with later stonework, now absorbed in the later building. Conyngham-- Gothic revival
N 7657 Bed & Breakfast
Talbots Castle

Tara Castle (Teamhair Castle, Hill of Tara)
Possible forts here. ancient site of the High Kingship of Ireland
Tonregie (Ancient Fortress at Bailieborough Castle) None
Trim Castle Partial* A 13th century great tower, of square plan with a sqare tower in the centre of each side, surrounded by a curtain wall with a number of mural towers and a rectangular gatehouse. de Lacy (c1175), Tyrell (1212), Peppard (1220)

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