The castle was built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl Marshall. Originally, the castle formed a square, with large corner towers. Only half of the castle now remains. The most complete tower contains a fine circular chapel, with carved ornament. The tower also has several original fireplaces and a vaulted basement. Archaeological excavations revealed a rock-cut ditch outside the castle walls. As this site is managed by the OPW, school tour visits are permitted free of charge provided certain conditions are met.
PRICES!Free of charge.
OPENING HOURS!10.00am to 5.00pm (Mon-Sun)
18 Sep to 9 May
10.00am to 2.00pm (Mon-Sun)