It is a royal castle built in the 13th century. While it dates mainly from the 13th century, it had substantial 15th- and 16th-century alterations. The large rectangular keep with three vaulted chambers at the ground floor is approached across a rock-cut ditch. It was originally surrounded by outer rectangular walls with four corner towers (ruins of some remain). It is likely to have been built by Hugh de Lacy, along with Carlingford Castle on the opposite side of Carlingford Lough, to guard the narrow entry channel to the Lough, and the ferry crossing between the two. (Wikipedia)
It can be explored internally and along the upper parapets there are wonderful views across Carlingford Lough and in the other directions towards the Mourne Mountains.
|This is a view towards Carlingford|
|The Moune Mountains looking northwards.|
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