Newcastle: Castle Gatehouse, Church and Graveyard

The Gatehouse
The Gatehouse

The Gatehouse

The gatehouse is all that remains of the once impressive castle at Newcastle, Co. Wicklow.

The Church and Graveyard
The Church and Graveyard

The castle was one of two royal castles in Ireland from the Late Medieval period. It was the administrative centre for the areas on the edge of the Pale.

The castle gatehouse is on private land, but may be easily viewed from nearby.

Front View of the Church
Front View of the Church
The Church Door
The Church Door

St. Francis' Church and Graveyard

The church was once built of wood, but burned down, and was then rebuilt in stone, a result of the influence of English building methods. The ground beneath the church is artificially raised, with crypts built in to it.

Directions:

Follow the coast road from Bray, continue through Greystones and Kiloole until arriving at Newcastle village. At the entrance to the village, take the first right hand turn and follow that road.

Also, the 84 Dublin Bus service is hourly to and from Newcastle Village.