Greencastle, County Down
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Greencastle is a hamlet in County Down, sitting on the north shore of Carlingford Lough. The village takes its name from Green Castle, a royal castle standing above the village, built to control the entrance to the lough.
Also in the village is a mound close to the shore containing are the remains of a late mediaeval church once connected with the castle.
This is a quiet place, a fishing village with a beach, with only small lanes and the sea to join it to the rest of the land. All this may change though, as a planning application has been made to build a ferry terminal here, and establish a ferry across from County Louth in the Republic of Ireland.
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