UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone!
  Castle Quest
  Individual Castles
  unidentified castle

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   unidentified castle
posted 03-22-2001 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lindamcl   Click Here to Email lindamcl     Edit/Delete Message
i need help. we are trying to identify a castle on the northern coast of ireland. apparently, a wing of the castle broke off during a storm, crumbling into the sea with the domestic staff who had been preparing a meal at the time. we do not know if this is current or historical.

does anyone know anything about this? thanks for any help.

A Knight
Senior Member
posted 03-22-2001 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for A Knight   Click Here to Email A Knight     Edit/Delete Message
Sounds like Dunluce Castle in County Antrim.
According to Castles of Ireland by C L Adams the acident occurred in 1639.

"The young Duchess of Buckingham, who had been married the 2nd Earl of Antrim, was giving a great entertainment, when suddenly the kitchen gave way, and eight servants, including the cook, sank into the waters of the cave below, and were drowned. It is said a tinker, who was sitting in a window mending pots and pans, was the only survivor of those present, and "the tinker's window" is still pointed out."
The story is also briefly mentioned in the current guide.
The castle is looked after by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland and is regularly open.

Andy Knight

All times are PT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Castles on the Web

Powered by: Ultimate Bulletin Board, Version 5.40
© Infopop Corporation (formerly Madrona Park, Inc.), 1998 - 1999.

Castles on the WebHome
Castles on the WebIntroduction
Castles on the WebCastle Quest
Castles on the WebSite of the Day
Castles on the WebCastle Tours
Castles on the WebCastle Collections
Castles on the WebNew Sites
Castles on the WebPopular Sites
Castles on the WebPhoto Archive
Castles on the WebMiscellaneous
Castles on the WebCastles for Kids
Castles on the WebCastle Glossary
Castles on the WebPalaces & Homes
Castles on the WebMedieval Studies
Castles on the WebAccommodations
Castles on the WebTop Rated
Castles on the WebCastle Postcards
Castles on the WebHeraldry Links
Castles on the WebMyths & Legends
Castles on the WebOrganizations
Castles on the WebCastle Books
Castles on the WebAbbeys & Churches
Castles on the WebWeapons/Supplies
Castles on the WebRandom Site
Castles on the WebAdd A Castle Site
Castles on the WebAcknowledgements
Castles on the WebSearch Options
Castles on the WebPlease Help Us!
Castles on the WebPlease Link To Us
Castles on the WebContact Us

Castles on the Web Copyright 1995- | Privacy Policy