Slade Castle

Slade Castle


Slade Castle


Slade Castle is a ruined tower house in Slade on the Hook peninsula in County Wexford.

The tower house may be an ideal filming location for scenes that take place in a ruined castle. There are a range of rooms, stairs, and hallways in the location. The tower rooms have no roof, so they are bright and full of grass, while the rooms in the lower residence are dark, gloomy and dungeon-like. All the interiors of the castle have a strong and unusual character.

The exterior of the tower house is notable for the extreme crenellations on its parapets and its unusual floorplan. Due to these features, the castle doesn’t look like a typical late-medieval Irish castle. The tower house was built by the local Laffin family in the late 1400s. It was originally used as a residence and defensive structure, but was later used a warehouse by the nearby salt works. The Office of Public Works restored the castle to its original condition after they took ownership of it in the 1940s.

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Located in Slade.

Parking: Some onsite and on the harbour, 5-10 cars.

Nearest town: New Ross, 35 km away.

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Photographer: Gordon Wycherly


Slade Castle, Slade, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland


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