Robswall Castle, Malahide, Co. Dublin

Robswall Castle, Malahide, Co. Dublin (C) Peter Gerken

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This tower house was once occupied by the Cistercian Monks of St. Mary's Abbey, Dublin and all fishing boats entering the harbour of Malahide gave a donation of fish to the monks. They also benefited from ship-wrecks. When the monasteries were suppressed by Henry VIII, he granted Robswalls to his Solicitor-General for Ireland, Patrick Barnewell C.1540. At one time it had its own small harbour hewn out of the rocks underneath and had a three-storied circular staircase. It is minus a storey to-day.

The closest beach to 'Robswall Castle, Malahide, Co. Dublin' is Malahide Beach, Dublin City or why not check beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches in Dublin, or have a look at our list of Dublin dog friendly beaches, or even our Ireland Blue Flag beach list.

 

 

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