Ireland is scattered with castles, many dating back more than 1,000 years. Some were built to protect families from neighbouring clans; others were used as fortresses against the British.
All are steeped in tradition and have a wealth of stories to tell. These are some of the major castles you’ll find on your travels through Ireland.
Charleville Forest Castle
Supposedly haunted by a young girl called Harriet, the youngest daughter of the third Earl of Charleville.
A gift from a newlywed man for his wife.