Dysart Castle

Dysart is mentioned in the Charter of Geoffrey FitzRobert, 1204-06, which states the area was owned by the Augustine friary at Kells. In 1640, the castle passed into the ownership of the Butlers of Ormond who leased it to a number of different occupiers. The site is renowned for being the childhood home of the philosopher Bishop George Berkeley (1685-1753).  Legend has it that Berkeley’s father is buried under a large stone at the top of the tower.

Dysart is mentioned in the Charter of Geoffrey FitzRobert, 1204-06, which states the area was owned by the Augustine friary at Kells. In 1640, the castle passed into the ownership of the Butlers of Ormond who leased it to a number of different occupiers. The site is renowned for being the childhood home of the philosopher Bishop George Berkeley (1685-1753).  Legend has it that Berkeley’s father is buried under a large stone at the top of the tower.

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