Dunluce Castle is mentioned in the fourteenth century as one of the properties of de Burgo or de Burgh in the Earldom of Ulster, it is believed to have been built on the site of an earlier fort by Richard de Burgh or one of his chief followers in the thirteenth century.
The castle was taken by force from the McQuillen's by Sorley Boy McDonnell after the Battle of Orla in 1565.

Underneath lies the Mermaid's Cave with its legend of a lost soldier taken to the deep after being entranced by a beautiful mermaid, other stories tell of smuggling and Spanish cannons.

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