Olderfleet Castle

Olderfleet Castle (more correctly a four-storey tower house according to tradition built by the Scoto-Irish Bissett family in the 13th century), was an Irish castle, the remains of which stand on the Curran Point to the south of Larne Harbour in Larne Lough, present-day Northern Ireland. Larne Lough was formerly called Olderfleet. In 1315 Edward Bruce landed here with his 6000 strong army en route to conquer Ireland. Queen Elizabeth I considered the castle of such strategic importance that she appointed Sir Moyses Hill its governor in 1569.

Olderfleet Castle is a State Care Historic Monument in the townland of Curran and Drumaliss, in Larne Borough Council area, at grid ref: D4133 0166.

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... Ulderfleete and Wulfricchford in various records, eventually settling down to Olderfleet ... in his Irish Names of Places states that it is probable that in the first element of "Olderfleet" is the ancient Irish name of the Larne water, Ollorbha, with the ... strong army en route to conquer Ireland, where Olderfleet Castle was of strategic importance ...

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