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Historic Building in Duncannon

Dunbrody Abbey

Beside the R733, 9km north of Duncannon, ruined Dunbrody Abbey is a remarkably intact Cistercian abbey founded by Strongbow in 1170 and completed in 1220. Across the road from the ruins is a museum with a huge doll'…
Fort in Duncannon

Duncannon Fort

Star-shaped Duncannon Fort, just west of Duncannon village, was built in 1588 to stave off a feared attack by the Spanish Armada, and was later used by the Irish army as a WWI training base (most buildings here date…
Modern Irish in Duncannon

Sqigl Restaurant & Roche's Bar

Local produce is the mainstay of Sqigl, where dishes range from spring lamb to local seafood (bookings essential). Roche's Bar adjoins and has excellent bar food – try the seafood chowder – and an inviting atmospher…
Castle in Duncannon

Ballyhack Castle

Pretty Ballyhack village is about 4km northwest of Duncannon. It’s dominated by the 15th-century Ballyhack Castle, a Knights Hospitallers tower house, containing a small exhibition on the Crusades.