Historic Environment
Quay Brae
BT30 7RG


028 9082 3207

Additional information

Open to the public:

By arrangement (via contact details above, charges may apply)

Grid reference:
SM number:
DOW 045:020

About Jordan's Castle

Jordan's Castle stands close to the harbour of Ardglass, commanding a fine view of the port. This is a four-storey tower-house, built c.1450 with a stair case turret and latrine turret both projecting from the North side, with a machicolation between them. The tower is built of split-stone rubble with sandstone dressings.

One of the Jordan family was blockaded here by the O'Neills for three years until relieved by Lord Deputy Mountjoy in 1601. The tower was restored from ruin by the antiquarian F.J.Biggar in the 1920s and on his death was presented to the State.

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Jordan's Castle
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