History of Donabate Portrane Peninsula
The area was colonised by the Danes in the 9th century until they were defeated by the Normans c. 1170. As well as the political upheaval caused by the Norman invasion there was also great economic and social change, a virile race and great builders they saturated their conquered lands with defensive castles or Romans keeps many of which remain today. Newbridge House, Gardens and Demesne are one of the main features here. The Donabate Peninsula is also a great golfing destination and for those with an interest in wildlife Rogerstown Estuary is a must see.