Gormanston Castle, Co.Meath
(or Gormanstown), Co.Meath.
Just NW of Balbriggan,
on the Co.Dublin / Co.Meath border
- Sources yet to be consulted:
The manor of
Gormanston was purchased by
Sir Robert Preston, 1st Baron Gormanston
Soon after he built the first Gormanston Castle at this site.
He died 1396.
Gormanston Castle was seat of Preston, Baron Gormanston
and Viscount Gormanston
Catholic mass was said in the chapel at Gormanston
The castle was totally re-built around 1820.
says nothing survives from before the 19th century except the chapel.
The chapel has date 1687
above the doorway.
The castle has been sold out of the family.
It is now a Catholic boarding and day school,
[Taylor and Skinner, 1777]
Gormanston Castle on
1829 to 1842 map.
The History of Drogheda
by John D'Alton,
1863 engraving of the above.
For sale here.
See other 2007 shot.