Hatch's Castle, Ardee

Map Reference: N962905 (2962, 2905)

This small four-storey tower-house is rectangular with rounded corners. There is a small eastward bulge at the NE corner and a round projecting turret at the SE corner. The original entrance was near the E corner of the S wall. The turret at the SE corner houses a spiral srairway which rises to roof level. There were garderobes at the first and second floor levels in the NE corner. There is a vault above the ground floor and the present entrance is through the W wall. The castle is still lived in and ther is little evidence of the original doorways and windows.

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