Castle Roche (Irish: Dún Gall) is a Norman castle located some 10 km (7 miles) north-west of Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. It was the seat of the De Verdun family (also spelt De Verdon), who built the castle in 1236 AD.Plan my Dundalk trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
It is built upon a large rocky outcrop and commands extensive views of the surrounding country. Together with a deep moat its strong walls rendered it virtually impregnable. A secret passage once connected the castle to a round tower outpost. St. Ronan's Well lies nearby.
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We went around afternoon at first we are kind of thinking if our way wasn't correct but it was. Roads are tight and very countryside or farmland so you can just park on the gate and walk through the..... more »
Nice old walls and towers. Beautiful landscape and fun to look around for half an hour. Bring clean shoes because the sheep droppings are everywhere!. You can park your car up the road, 5 min walk. more »
We really enjoyed this place. There is no parking except room for 1 vehicle in front of a gate, but there wasn't anyone else there anyway. Definitely worth the visit. It's free, with no crowds, and is as historical as anywhere you will pay to visit.
Wonderful. One of the most enchanting places we visited in Ireland..and it was by chance! Relaxing atmosphere, amazing views, sheeps and green grass around you...
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