Dunsany Castle, between Dunshaughlin & Trim in Meath, lies a short distance south of the Hill of Tara.
Dunsany Castle, between Dunshaughlin & Trim in Meath, lies a short distance south of the Hill of Tara.It began as a Norman fortress in 1180; only four towers remain of the original, which has been altered through the years, with fine additions in the 18th & 19th centuries. It is the ancestral home of the Lords of Dunsany, heads of the Plunkett family, since the 1400's. The family still live in the Castle, which holds a private collection of paintings, ceramics and furniture. Dunsany Castle also has a fine demesne, featuring the Abbey (1440). The family has opened the Dunsany Home Collection Boutique in the Castle, which stocks an important collection of unique tableware, linen and other special housewares & gifts, as well as books by Lord Dunsany (1878-1957)