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61d. Slade Castle and Slade Harbour

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The Hook Peninsula, County Wexford

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Slade is a tiny 'fishing village' with its own castle! The name Slade is from the Irish-Gaelic the 'swath' or 'pile', but of what? Its a really lovely little spot with hardly anybody around and quite atmospheric with the little harbour, castle and view out to sea. Slade is on the eastern shore of the southern part of the Hook peninsular. Slade Castle, in a decent state of preservation, is one of the remaining 170 castles that were built in co. Wexford in the uncertain times of medieval and later Ireland!

Fishing boat off Slade Harbour.

 

A boat high and dry by Slade Castle

 

Slade harbour, mainly pleasure craft.

 

The towers and walls of Slade Castle, sadly we were not able to explore inside. Slade Castle began life as a slender four-storey tower-house built by the Laffan family in the 15th century. In the 16th century the Laffan family added a new two-storied house to the north-east corner of the tower (right section in picture above). As you can see, it is battlemented like the tower. The annexe to the east end of the house has a corbelled stone roof and may be connected to the salt making industry which flourished at Slade in the 17th century.

 

The entrance to Slade Harbour.

 

The castle viewed from across the harbour.

 

Slade Castle, Slade Village

 

The lobster? fishing boat returns to Slade harbour.

 

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Ring of Hook Index

61a. Ballyhack and the Passage East Ferry 61b. Templetown 61c. Hook Head and Hook Lighthouse 61d. Slade Castle and Slade Harbour 61e. Baginbun Beach 61f. Fethard Castle 61g. Tintern Abbey, Saltmills 61h. Duncannon, Beach, Fort and Harbour

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