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This little known castle is among the most spectacular in Ireland, crowning a rocky outcrop in the hills north-west of Dundalk, Co. Louth. It was the seat of the De Verdon family, who had first come to Ireland on John's expedition of 1185. Castle Roche or as it is known in the old records "Castlellum de Rupe" or de la Roche -The Castle of the rocks. The stately majestic ruins of Roche castle are still in fine preserve. It was formerly a frontier castle of the English pale. Nicholas de Verdon (who died in 1316)

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  • Copyright: Dee Mull (DeeMull) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 17] (112)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-00-00
  • Categories: Castles
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-01-09 5:56
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