Dundrum's famous landmarks are De Courcey's Castle (028 543111), built by Norman John De Courcey in 1177 on an elevated site overlooking Dundrum Bay, and nearby Murlough Nature Reserve (028 43751467), owned and managed by The National Trust. Murlough is Ireland's first Nature Reserve, featuring thousands of acres of sand dunes, and harbouring a stunning diversity of plant and animal life. For disabled visitors to this National Trust property there is a boarded walkway. Located between Newcastle andDundrum is Maghera Church and Round Tower (028 543111), a ruined tower marking the site of important early monastery, founded by 6th century Saint Donard.


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