This small blog is about our visit to Dundrum castle. This was spot was I feel an overall favorite. This was mainly due to the fact that we didn’t have a tour and no one was watching. We were able to run around the castle, climb, jump off walls, get stuck on top of walls and much more. A little history about Dundrum Castle: It was believed to be built in or around 1177 built by John De Courcy as a part of his coastal defense after he invaded Ulster. The main purpose of the castle was to control the land routes from Drogheda to Downpatrick. There were additions added to the castle in the 13th, 15th, and 17th centuries. Because of its early history, there is not a whole lot of information on it. While we were up there, there was a beautiful view over looking the city and on the particular day we went the sun was shining through the clouds creating this beautiful reflection off the water. Although it was very cold/windy and that our time was short here, about an hour, we all had a blast pretending we were guards, scaling walls, facing fears, and much, much more. This was definitely a highlight of the trip in my eyes and I’m sure it was in a lot of others as well. Off to Tollymore Forest!