The west wall


Glebe Tower House

Three tower houses of an originally 6/7 castles remain in Newcastle Village. The most complete is the residential tower attached to St Finian's Church. The second is at Newcastle South and Glebe tower house is the third. The remains of this square tower are two storeys high, with excellent dressed quoins visible on all the corners. You can also see evidence of the original entrance in the south wall of the building, see image above. It has been suggested that the tower houses in Newcastle were residences of merchants, similar to the tower houses at Dalkey in Dublin, and may date to the end of the fourteenth century.

Situated: The tower house is located to the southeast of St Finian's C of I, Newcastle, on the northern side of the Main Road that passes through the town.

Discovery Map 50: N 9964 2878. Last visit Jan 2018.

Longitude:  6° 30' 19" W

Latitude:  53° 17' 60" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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