Former Castle Hotel
In 1172, Hugh de Lacy built the Castle as an inner circle of defense sites protecting Dublin. With an expansive 900 year history, it was home to the Knights Templar of the Crusades and then to Knights Hospitaller in 1308. Close to the property is where the Battle of Clontarf happened in 1014, when the High King of Ireland drove the Norse-Irish Alliance and Viking forces out of Clontarf. The battle lasted from sunrise to sunset, but its impact on the Irish history lasts until today.