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Howth Castle was originally built 1464 (would be at succession of 2nd Baron Howth).
Howth Castle is
still in the family (through female line)
after 800 years,
making this possibly the oldest family home in Ireland.
The castle is not open to the public, but the grounds are.
The castle is quite an extended complex of interlinked buildings, of different ages, on the way in to Deer Park Hotel and golf course.
See [Irish Country Houses].
For geography and rivers of locality see [Sweeney, 1991].
Howth Castle on John Rocque's map of Dublin, 1757.
Howth in [Taylor and Skinner, 1777].
Howth Castle, c.1780.
From [Ball, vol.5, 1917].
Howth Castle on 1829 to 1842 map.
Howth Castle on 1887 to 1913 map.
Howth Castle from the air.
From Colin O'Riordan (The Herald).