Fennor Castle

Map Reference: N965732 (2965, 2732)

Location: Overlooking the bridge at Slane, on the east side of the N2

Fennor Castle sits high on the south bank of the Boyne overlooking Slane Bridge. Although most of the building can be seen from the roadside it is difficult to inspect it closely. This is due to a high field wall and the lack of a convenient gateway. It is a two-storey six-bay house with attic and basement. The projection from the centre of the north wall may have held the staircase and incorporates a late tower-house. There are fireplaces in the E and W walls at each level. Just beside the castle is the ruin of a small nave-and-chancel church within a graveyard.

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