Baldungan Castle Graveyard

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Baldungan Castle Graveyard

Also known as Baldongan Castle and Church

Location
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Skerries, County Dublin, Ireland Add to Map
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Chomh maith leis sin ar a dtugtar
(also known as)
Baldongan Castle and Church

Suíomh
(location)
The Graveyard and ruins of the old church are situated on a hill about 2 miles outside of Skerries, to the south-west.

A Séadchomhartha Náisiúnta na hÉireann
(A National Monument of Ireland)
The castle was constructed in the mid 13th Century, possibly by the Knights Templar. After being sacked in the 1600's, it was never reconstructed, fell into complete ruin, and almost no trace of it remains. What is presently on the site at Baldungan are the ruins of a later church and it's tower, the actual castle having long since disappeared.

The summit of the hill on which it is located commands extensive views of the surrounding country; towards Rush to the south, Skerries to the east and north as well as Loughshinny.

The earliest surviving tombstones date from the 1700's and burials continue to the present.

Treoracha
(directions)
From Dublin City: take the M1 from Dublin to Belfast. At Junction 4 take the exit for Skerries onto the R132. After a couple of miles take the right hand turn again for Skerries onto the R127. This will lead you to the Dublin Road Roundabout. Take the right hand exit onto Rathmore Road. Continue straight through two more small roundabouts, then following the fourth roundabout, turn right. The third turn to the right will lead you after about a mile or so to the ruins.

Eolas Teagmhála
(contact information)
As Baldungan Castle is A Séadchomhartha Náisiúnta na hÉireann, it is overseen by An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta (Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)
23 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
(01) 631 3800
or
Information Office - (01) 631 3807
customer.service@ahg.gov.ie

(notes & description by sandlotball)

  • Added: 9 Nov 2013
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