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Narrow Water Castle


Less than a mile northwest of Warrenpoint on the Newry Road is Narrow Water Castle. The original was built in 1212 by Hugh de Lacy to guards access to Newry via the river, but this was burnt down during the 1641 Rebellion and the ruins here are of a building erected some twenty years later - there are very slight remains of the earlier castle nearby. 

Although built for military purposes, Narrow Water Castle is a typical example of the tower houses found throughout Ireland from the 15th to early 17th century.
 
Narrow Water Castle Address:
Narrow Water Castle guards the narrowest point on Carlingford Lough. Reach it from the dual carriageway (A2) between Warrenpoint and Newry. Parking is permitted on the hard shoulder outside the castle.

Warrenpoint Tourist Office Address:
Town Hall
Church Street
Warrenpoint, County Down
BT34 3HN
Northern Ireland, UK

Warrenpoint Tourist Office Opening Times:
All year round
Guided tours take place during July and August, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Warrenpoint Tourist Office Admission:
Free

T +44 (0)28 4175 2256

F +44 (0)28 4175 3022

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