Narrow Water Castle,
County Down

Situated on a strategically important site where the Newry River narrows, this tower house was built by the Government around 1568 at a cost of 361. In 1570 it was described as having "two chambers and a cellar and a hall covered with straw and a stable nigh unto the said castle ... and nine cottages covered with earth within the precinct of the said castle". The walled bawn was extensively restored in the 19th century, but the modern entrance probably perpetuates the site of the original gate.

8 km (5 miles) SE of Newry. NGR: J 128194.