DiCamillo Companion

Rockfleet Castle

  • House & Family History: Rockfleet is a 16th century tower house that is famous as the place where Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen, brought the kidnapped son and heir of Lord Howth to after she was refused hospitality at Howth Castle in Co. Dublin. The Castle is built in the sea; at high tide it very difficult to get in or out without getting wet.

  • Title: Great Irish Houses and Castles
    Author: O'Brien, Jacqueline; Guinness, Desmond
    Year Published: 1992
    Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    ISBN: 0810933659
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Unknown

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • "Warrior Women" (2003 - TV documentary, episode 1.2, "Grace O' Malley, Pirate Queen").
  • Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

    Ownership Details: Owned by the Irish government.

  • House Open to Public: Limited Access

    Historic Houses Member: No