Narrow Water Castle is a famous 16th-century tower house and bawn near Warrenpoint. In 1212, a keep was built on the site by Hugh de Lacy, first Earl of Ulster, to prevent river-borne attacks on Newry. In the 1560s, the tower house and bawn were built. It is a typical example of the tower houses built throughout Ireland from the 14th until the early 17th century. This kind of building, normally rectangular in plan and three or more storeys high, comprised a series of superimposed chambers, with stairs, closets and latrines skillfully contrived within the walls (which are 1.5 metres or five feet thick in places) or sometimes contained in projecting angle turrets. The original was destroyed in the 1641 Rebellion.

On 27 August 1979, 18 British Army soldiers were killed by a Provisional IRA ambush at Narrow Water Castle (see Narrow Water ambush). It was the greatest single loss of life for the British Army during The Troubles.

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Founded: 1560s
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Jonny Mccord (2 years ago)
Beautiful place
Jean-Francois Yonet (2 years ago)
Looks like an haunted place.
Will T (2 years ago)
Fantastic event space very accommodating team
Sam Holt (2 years ago)
Great place played a gig a while ago and staff were all really nice
Gerard Woods (2 years ago)
Had a superb night at the Game Of Thrones Murder Mystery hosted by NWC. well done all. Great venue
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