Welcome to Oracleireland.com

 

 
 

Dun Dealgan Motte.


Dun Dealgan Motte.
 

This site has been prominent in both Irish history and mythology, it consists of the remains of a late twelfth century motte and bailey erected by Bertram de Verdun on land granted by King John. It was held by Hugh de Lacy in 1210 and abandoned by him to King John who pursued him north. It was also the scene of the battle of Faughart where Edward Bruce was killed in 1318 after gaining control of a large portion of Ireland.

The site is alleged to be the birthplace of the legendary Irish hero Cuchulainn.


Tourist Information
Jocelyn Street
Dundalk
Co Louth
Tel +353 (0)4293 35484
Fax +353 (0)4293 38070
E Mail
Web Site

On the summit of the hill is a tower it was built by a local pirate.