Castle Roche, Dundalk

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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.
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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  • Interesting drive up to the castle, then there is no where to park your car nearby and its a bit of a walk from a proper parking place so we just parked in a gateway. When we arrived it ended up... 
    Interesting drive up to the castle, then there is no where to park your car nearby and its a bit of a walk from a proper parking place so we just parked in a gateway. When we arrived it ended up...  more »
  • It's closed for visitors due to falling rocks from the castle. No information on website just an info sign at the gate. 
    It's closed for visitors due to falling rocks from the castle. No information on website just an info sign at the gate.  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing castle Iv visited here twice the first time you could get in and wonder around the castle and the 2nd time you can't enter it anymore as it may have became dangerous Iv visited here twice and each time it has been a lovely day until we go out into the field and the weather would change very suddenly and start lashing rain and once we got back in the car it would stop raining Little bit eerie but makes it that bit more interesting!!!
  • Outside was pretty and the views it offers are spectacular. There isn't any parking and it was closed to the public due to risk of injury. Hopefully it gets fixed and opened up again

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