Visit to Dardistown Castle

Old Drogheda Society





Dardistown Castle


Guided tour by

Brendan Matthews



Wednesday July 23rd 2014

Dardistown Castle is an excellent example of a large fifteenth Century Manor House.  It was built around 1465, when grants in return for military service were made available to landowners for building fortified houses in the Pale.  A grant of £10 was obtained for the building of the castle by John Cornwalsh

The first extension to the castle, forming part of the present house was built before 1582 when Dame Genet (Janet) Sarsfield came to live here.  A new entrance doorway with a much higher lintel had to be built as Genet was reputed to be the tallest woman in Ireland

The present front hall, drawing room and dining room date from around 1750.  The upper floors were added in two stages between 1800 and 1860.  

Cost €20.00 per person

Including coach travel, tour of castle, tea/coffee and sandwiches at a nearby hostelry.

Bus Departs Bolton Square: 6.30pm. Sharp

Bus Departs Millmount:  6.45pm. Sharp


Advance booking essential:

at Millmount Tel: 9833097, not later than Monday July 21st, 2014.

Please note:

Minimum numbers will be required for this outing to operate.


Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

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