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Dunluce Castle For EHOD 2018

Date
Sep 08 2018 - Sep 09 2018
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Contact details

Address

87 Dunluce Road, Bushmills, County Antrim,
T: (028) 2073 1938
E: ehod@communities-ni.gov.uk

The dramatic history is matched by tales of a banshee and how the castle kitchens fell into the sea.

The iconic Dunluce Castle on the dramatic coastal cliffs of north Antrim was built by the MacQuillan family around 1500.

Seized by the MacDonnell clan in the 1550s, they stamped their mark on the castle during an era of violence, intrigue and rebellion. In the 17th century Dunluce was the seat of the earls of Antrim. The dramatic history is matched by tales of a banshee and how the castle kitchens fell into the sea one stormy night in 1639.