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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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  • Booked a walk for hallowe'en with sticky fingers and it was fabulous Kids really loved it and the castle is beautiful - spooky Didn't go inside the castle We only walked the grounds 
  • Stopped a few times just to reflect on the history of the place. Pity it's beside a busy dual carriage way. Not a lot of ground around it. I also reflected on the useless waste of life when soldiers w...  more »
  • Called in for the first time it is a peaceful place. It is a very nice place to see,was met by a friendly dog. Took plenty of photos. 
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  • Historic location with great views. Limited facilities but a fine old building.
  • Very nice castle and huge garden
  • Castelo lindo e arredores com hipicas show...