Dundrum Castle

Dundrum Castle

Dundrum Castle (Co Down) aerial video with Phantom drone.Castle Hill, Dundrum, United Kingdom.Dundrum Castle is of the many medieval castles of Ireland and certainly one of the more important and impressive. It was built by the famous knight John de Courcy, sometime around 1180 on the location of a previous Celtic fortification. It saw plenty of battles all the way to the 17th century. It overlooks the scenic Dundrum Bay and offers excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Dundrum Castle is one of the more important medieval castles in Ireland and coupled with its location near the Mourne Mountains, Legananny Dolmen, Tollymore Park and Downpatrick means that a combined visit will be touring time well spent, even if one is not a history buff.As the Normans conquered England after the battle of Hastings in 1066, they started thinking of Ireland across the waters. Soon they were launching expeditions to subdue the Irish Celts. John de Courcy, a Norman knight, landed in Ulster in 1177 and with a small army of well equipped knights quickly defeated the local Irish clans. He built Carrickfergus and Dundrum Castles among others.While Carrickfergus was built from stone from an early stage, it appears that Dundrum was initially built partly of wood and partly of stone. The reason perhaps for the choice of design was that many of de Lacy’s men were from Wales. www.my-secret-northern-ireland.com Game of Thrones film location

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