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The strong stone walls of 13th century Greencastle frame views of the Mourne Mountains. The castle is on the southern coast of Down, at the mouth of Carlingford Lough, the body of water separating County Down from the Cooley Peninsula of , at the mouth of Carlingford Lough, the body of water separating County Down from the Cooley Peninsula of [ylouth]. Its soldiers saw many battles right up to the time of the Bagnals in the 16th & 17th centuries.

Greencastle was constructed by Norman baron Hugh de Lacy during the 1230s to protect the southern approaches to the Earldom of Ulster. After an unsuccessful siege in 1333-34, the Irish captured and destroyed the castle in 1343 and 1375. The royal garrison was later reduced in number and amalgamated with the city of [carlingf] under one constable. CODE left

The strong stone walls of 13th century Greencastle frame views of the Mourne Mountains. The castle is on the southern coast of [ydown], at the mouth of Carlingford Lough, the body of water separating County Down from the Cooley Peninsula of [ylouth]. Its soldiers saw many battles right up to the time of the Bagnals in the 16th & 17th centuries.

Greencastle was constructed by Norman baron Hugh de Lacy during the 1230s to protect the southern approaches to the Earldom of Ulster. After an unsuccessful siege in 1333-34, the Irish captured and destroyed the castle in 1343 and 1375. The royal garrison was later reduced in number and amalgamated with the city of [carlingf] under one constable.

Location: Carlingford Telephone 9054 3037

Other History nearby:
(Armagh) Armagh Public Library
(Blackrock) Blackrock Town Hall
(Carlingford) Green Castle
(Drogheda) Millmount Museum
(Mellifont) Old Mellifont Abbey

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