8. Dunseverick

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8. Dunseverick

8. Dunseverick

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Royal Connections


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6th March 2023

One of the five great royal roads from Tara, seat of the high kings of Ireland, led to Dunseverick.

The first castle on the site is said to have been built by Sobhairce, who ruled Ireland with his brother Cermna Finn. The great fortress, on an outcrop of rock surrounded on three sides by the ocean, is named after him – Dun Sobhairce, now Dunseverick.

The site has long been important; it was a manorial centre of the Earls of Ulster, a stronghold of the O’Cahans and later in the 1560s, of Sorley Boy MacDonnell.



Dunseverick Castle is located along Causeway Road. From Bushmills follow the signs for the Giant’s Causeway, taking the A2 Whitepark Road. After approx. 1.75km turn left onto Causeway Road. Follow the road for approx. 6km and the carpark for the site is on the left (55.2376, -6.4494).

Co-ordinates: 55.2384, -6.4483


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This project is receiving financial support via the District Council Good Relations Programme.