Greencastle, County Down

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County Down
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Greencastle Pier
Grid reference: J242117
Location: 54°2’24"N, 6°6’17"W
Postcode: BT34
Local Government
Council: Newry, Mourne and Down

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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