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Howth Castle

Howth Castle, N side of Howth Head peninsula, N Dublin Bay.

Howth Castle was originally built 1464 (would be at succession of 2nd Baron Howth).
It was rebuilt by 7th (20th) Baron Howth in late 1500s.
Title extinct 1909.

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].

Historical maps and views


Howth Castle in [Down Survey, 1655 to 1658].
From TCD.

Howth Castle, c.1740.
From [Ball, vol.5, 1917]. See larger.

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 map of Dublin Bay, 1798. W is up.
National Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire.
See full size and other shot.

Howth Castle.
See full size. From [Cromwell, 1820].
Reproduced in [Ball, vol.5, 1917].

Howth Castle on 1829 to 1842 map.

Howth Castle on 1887 to 1913 map.

Howth Castle.
Lawrence Collection.
From NLI.

Howth Castle.
Lawrence Collection.
From NLI.

Howth Castle.
Lawrence Collection.
From NLI.

Modern maps and views

Howth Castle.
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From Google Maps.

Howth Castle from the air.
From Colin O'Riordan (The Herald).

Howth Castle.
Photo 2007. Light adjusted digitally.
See larger and full size and original.

Howth Castle - Interior

Howth Castle. The hall.
From [Ball, vol.5, 1917]. See larger.

Howth Castle - Views

Howth Castle - Videos

"riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs."
- Opening lines of Joyce's Finnegans Wake.

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