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Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.


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Baldungan Castle

Baldungan Castle (or Baldongan), SW of Skerries (in the direction of Lusk), N Co.Dublin.

Baldungan on street view.
Click to rotate.
From Google Street View.

Baldungan Castle was built by de Bermingham in the 13th century.
Though plaque at the site says Barnwall built the castle in the 13th century.

There was a castle and church here. What survives is the church only.
[NIAH survey of Fingal] says the church dates from c.1450.
Baldungan Castle was on the N side of the church.
The castle ruin was entirely removed sometime between 1976 and 2001.

Baldungan church (left) and castle (right).
Sketch by Francis Grose, 1791.
Photo 2001, taken from the plaque at the site.

"The Church and Castle of Baldongan".
From [Cromwell, 1820].

Baldungan in [Taylor and Skinner, 1777].

Baldungan church and castle on 1887 to 1913 map.
The castle ruin survived until the 1970s.
Unbelievably, sometime between 1976 and 2001, the castle ruin was destroyed.
No trace remains.

Baldungan on satellite view.
The castle is gone. The church survives.
Click to zoom in/out. Drag to move.
From Google Maps.

Today, the name "Baldungan Castle" is still on the gate, but nothing of the castle now survives.
Photo 2001.

Baldungan church.
Photo 2001.

The path in from the road (to the NE of the ruin).
Photo 2001.

Baldungan church.
See full size. From 2014 tweet.

Baldungan church.
Photo 2015. See full size.
From here.

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