Calling all history lovers! As you may well be aware, Ireland is scattered with Castles, from many different time periods. If this is something that you wish to explore, then make sure to visit Castle Roche in County Louth. This castle is steeped in history and is located on the borders of the Anglo-Norman “Pale” and Gaelic Ulster. This meant it played a pivotal role in the often turbulent aspects of Irish history.

Where can I find Castle Roche?

The castle is located just outside the town of Dundalk, around 15 minutes drive. The town of Dundalk can be reached via Dublin or Belfast on public transport.

Along with actual history, the castle is shrouded in mystical legends that are popular among the locals in the area. The story goes, that the castle was built by Lady Rohesia de Verdun after the death of her husband, and she promised her hand in marriage to whoever would build her this castle. Along with its fascinating history, the castle boasts fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and can be seen for miles in either direction. So, what are you waiting for? If this sounds like an intriguing day out to you, then make sure to visit Castle Roche in County Louth!

  • Open all year round.
  • Parking available.
  • Stunning views.
  • Free admission.

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