Oldcourt Castle

Brocas, Samuel Frederick. Oldcourt, Bray 16th June 1822. 1822.
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Oldcourt Castle.
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Old Court Castle or Bray Castle is located in the grounds of Old Court House to the south of Bray town. It is a rectangular tower house of three stories over the ground floor, with a gable shaped house added to it in the 17th century. Old court was built c1440 by Sir Thomas Mulso, who was granted land in the territory of the O’Tooles by Henry VI and was originally named Mulso’s Court.  The castle eventually came into the owner ship of the Walsh family of Carrickmines, the family that built Killincarrig Castle (qv). The Walshe’s held Old Court up until 1641 when Theobold Walsh forfeited the Castle. The castle is mentioned in the down survey of 1657 and is recorded as “a castle repairable”. Later Old Court was granted to the Edwards family (qv) and after the Edwards it became the property of the Earl of Meath (qv).


Irish Miscellany; Oldcourt, Irish Miscellany; Volume 1 Number 1, Saturday Febuary 13th 1858, Boston

Clinton, Mark; Carrickmines Castle, Rise and Fall, Wordwell, Dublin 2019

A. Fullarton and Co; Oldcourt, The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland, Volume III N – Z, A Fullarton and Co; Dublin, London and Edinburgh, 1846

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  • Thank you for pointing error to me, I have now fixed it. The reference should have been Irish Miscellany; Oldcourt, Irish Miscellany; Volume 2 Number 45, Saturday December 18th 1858, Boston, I am sorry for the error. This reference was only a paragraph in length. Also Old Court has important sculpted cross base in the grounds of the castle. I can send you information on the cross base and the castle. Thank you your enquiry it is good to get feedback like this. Kid regards Colin

    By Colin Love (12/09/2023)
  • Hi, I would like to learn more. I have looked at the Irish Miscellany issue of 13 Feb 1858, but could not find Oldcourt mentioned. Could you give more details about the page/article? Also in the bibliography should it say Carrickmines Castle instead of Castlemines Castle?

    By Petra (28/08/2023)

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