Monday, March 12, 2012

Dundrum Castle

This superb ruin stands very proud overlooking the village, with great views in many directions.
Dundrum Castle was founded by the legendary Norman adventurer John de Courcy following his invasion of Ulster in 1177.
Its purpose was to guard the land routes from Drogheda via Greencastle to Downpatrick.
The Castle had a colourful history that culminated in its sacking by Cromwell's army in the 1650's.