Narrow Water Castle

Warrenpoint, United Kingdom

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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Ian O' Sullivan (2 months ago)
Loved it. Downton Abbey style!
Vourneen McGeough (5 months ago)
Fabulous evening to see Santa. A well organised show although missed having a sit down family photo with Santa at the end. The option was there to have a quick pic although felt quite rushed as the next tour was behind us but overall a lovely evening
Jenny Dobbyn (11 months ago)
Such a beautiful place beds comfortable grounds fabulous to walk around.
Gareth Mcgeeney (2 years ago)
A stunning castle in amazing grounds! One of Ireland's hidden gems, have self catering apartments for hire, stayed there on two occasions, both great experiences
John V (2 years ago)
Beautiful private owned castle. You can rent the cottages out to stay in.
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