Dunboyne is an ancient borough. Dunboyne Castle, an 18th century mansion replaced the old castle there as a seat of the Butlers - Lords of Dunboyne. Hamwood, a palladian house, home of the Hamilton family is surrounded by gardens dating from 1764. The village was burned down in the 1798 rebellion. Dunboyne is the home of Mr John Bruton, who became Taoiseach (Prime Minister) in 1994.


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