Dunmoe Castle

Dunmoe Castle is beautifully situated on the northern bank of the river Boyne. It was built in the 15th century in the style of a much earlier castle. The four storey structure was originally square with four round corner turrets. Only the south wall remains to that height today. The lower two storeys were vaulted. During the Cromwellian invasion in 1649 the castle was fired on from the south bank, but received little damage. A superb drawing of the castle shows that it was intact in 1795. The Castle was destroyed by fire during the 1798 rebellion. It is said that George D'Arcy, the last Lord of Dunmoe, entertained King James on the eve of the Battle of the Boyne 1690, and King William the night after, thus inspiring the verse. "Who will be king, I do not know,
But I'll be d'Arcy of Dunmoe."

Situated: See Dunmoe Church. For a splendid view of the Castle and the River Boyne from Ardmulchan church click here.

Discovery Map 42. N 9007 7024. Last visit May 2017.

Longitude: 6° 38' 13" W

Latitude: 53° 40' 27" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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