Narrow Water Events, Newry

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Narrow Water Castle is a famous 16th-century tower house and bawn near Warrenpoint in Northern Ireland. It is beside the A2 road and on the County Down bank of the Clanrye River, which enters Carlingford Lough a mile to the south. Narrow Water Castle was given into state care in 1956. It is a state care historic monument in the townland of Narrow Water, in Newry and Mourne District Council district, at grid ref: J1256 1939.HistoryIn 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.Nowadays, cruises past the castle are a regular feature throughout the summer months.
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  • Have driven past this place for 30 years and never went trough the gates recently stopped with a friend what a building and history this place has love to live in it  more »
  • We discovered this spot by chance, and often discovery, for family or romantic getaway. Attention better is impossible, the place looks like a piece of fantasy made reality, and relationship quality price is second to none. I went with my spouse and children, and we really enjoyed. Children passed it is great playing in the gardens of the Castle, we were in a two bedroom apartment with all amenities and plenty of history (end of the 17TH century). You have to go see it, it cannot be explained with words, insurance will not disappoint. It is far from any urban center, so that should go in the car. But you have to go.
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  • We have a lovely time in the most beautifully furnished and cosy, comfortable apartment attached to the castle. We had a lovely open fire, a generous welcome pack which included fresh flowers and a wa...  more »
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  • Great place to stop for a packed lunch great history
  • Historic location with great views. Limited facilities but a fine old building.
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  • Very nice castle and huge garden
  • Beautiful castle and surroundings with hipicas show ...
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