Castle Roche

Castle Roche

Castle Roche is situated on a rocky hill in the middle of a rural area about 10 kilometres northwest of Dundalk. The castle was built in 1236 by a lady named Rohesia de Verdon. It’s reported that she promised the architect of the castle her hand if he would build a building according to her wishes. On her wedding night, Rohesia is said to have asked her new husband to come to her room and take a look at her property through her window. On her wedding night, Rohesia is said to have asked her newlyweds to come to her room and take a look at her property through her window. At that moment, she pushed him and got rid of her husband. Since then, the window has been popularly known as the “Murder window”.

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Irish name: Dún Gall

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Castle Roche is located about 10 km northwest of Dundalk in County Louth.

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