Kindelstown Castle

Kindelstown Castle from the air
Breffni Earley

Kindelstown Castle is a medieval castle possibly dating back to the 9th century.The  photo above shows the remains of the castle which are situated just outside Delgany village. The castle appears to have been occupied into the 18th century. Excavation also established that the south and west walls represented a replacement wall built in the 19th century. Kindelstown had connections back to 1020 with Ugaire, son of Douling, King of Leinster and Citric, Norse King of Dublin. In September 1649 Cromwell arrived here. His soldiers stayed in the castle. The locals stole Cromwell’s favourite horse which enraged him. On discovering the theft he stormed off to Kindelstown Castle and ransacked it.


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