Though today referred to as Killincarrig Castle, it is in fact an early 17th century L-shaped house built in the Jacobean style by Henry Walsh of Carrickmines. In the Down survey (1657), it was recorded as “a large three-storey building with a pitched roof, three turrets and a flag flying from the roof.”

The house was occupied by a small army garrison at the time of Oliver Cromwell’s rampage, and it is reported that Cromwell  stayed one or two nights at Killincarrig Castle on his way from Drogheda to Wexford. 

Scott, George Digby (1884) The Stones of Bray, Cualann Publications, Bray.

Smal, Chris (1993) Ancient Rathdown and St. Crispin’s Cell, A uniquely historic landscape, Friends of Historic Rathdown, Greystones.

Turner, Kathleen (1982) If You Seek Monuments, A guide to the antiquities of the Barony of Rathdown, Rathmichael Historical Society, Dublin.




Killincarrig Castle
Image by C. Love
Killincarrig Castle - east facade.
Image by C. Love
The neighbourhood of Dublin, Its topography, antiquities and historical associations, Weston St. John Joyce, W. H. Gill & Son, Dublin, 1921, page 57.

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