Dundrum Castle is a small but impressive, ruined fortification in south Down. With a long history stretching back to the iron age it has gone through many changes with a big impact on local history. These images for onsite exhibition panels tell the story of early norman occupation up to the 19th century. As with most castles there's quite a bit of fighting and ruination.
Opposite is the Waterman roundal, an intricate iron-age artifact that's actually only 2cm diameter! but a bit larger here.
The panels cover five chapters starting with the norman occupation of the site, building of the curtain wall and eventual infighting; supernatural justice visited on a thieving soldier; development of the castle to country manor; inheritance and demise of the castle, and; the mythical story of Bricriu's Feast associated with Dundrum. Altogether, over 70 illustrations - a lot of ink.