Olderfleet


Olderfleet

The ruins of Olderfleet Castle (more correctly a four-storey tower house supposedly built by the Scots Bisset family in the 13th Century) stand on the Curran Point to the south of Larne Harbour in Larne Lough, Northern Ireland. Larne Lough was formerly called Olderfleet. In 1315 Edward Bruce landed here with his 6000 strong army en route to conquer Ireland. Queen Elizabeth I considered the castle of such strategic importance that she appointed Sir Moyses Hill its governor in 1569.

Olderfleet Castle is a State Care Historic Monument in the townland of Curran and Drumaliss, in Larne Borough Council area, at grid ref: D4133 0166. [cite web | title=Olderfleet Castle | work=Environment and Heritage Service NI - State Care Historic Monuments | url=http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/state_care_monuments_2007.pdf | accessdate=2007-12-03]

See also

*Castles in Northern Ireland

References


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