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Dardistown Castle was built in 1465 by John Cornwalsh with a British Government grant of £10.Dardistown is an excellent example of a large fifteenth Century Manor House.
In the mid 1400.s the English were fully occupied in the Hundred Years War.To compensate for their military absence from Ireland a limited number of government grants of 10 pounds were made available to landowners in the Pale ,for the building of fortified houses. John Cornwalsh obtained a 10 pounds grant in 1465 for the building of Dardistown Castle.
2017 Opening dates: Jan 17-27, Feb 13-21, May 22-31, June 17-25, Aug 19-31, Sept 18-27,10am-2pm . NOTE: It is advised to contact the property directly prior to making arrangements to visit.