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Ardee Castle


Ardee Castle is the largest fortified medieval townhouse in Ireland.  It was probably built by John St. Ledger during the 15th Century.  It served as a stronghold for the defence of the Pale.  By 1805 the Castle had been handed over to the Louth Grand Jury. It was then made into a courthouse and prison. Repairs were then done, a new entrance opened on teh west front between the two towers and a bridewell built in the yard at the rear. 

Details

Address: County Museum, Roden Place, Jocelyn Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Email: info@dundalkmuseum.ie
Phone: +353 42 9327056
Website: http://www.dundalkmuseum.ie/