Skip to main content

A centuries-old castle outside Dublin was overrun by teenagers on Sunday night, thanks to an illegal rave featuring a so-called "famous DJ," Sunday World reported. 

"In fact, he was that famous he had the audacity to ask me to book him a taxi to take him home!," said Skyrne Castle owner Derek Iceton, who arrived on the scene after neighbors alerted him to a stream of taxis driving onto the grounds. 

According to Iceton, crowds were spread out over the building's three stories until he was able to cut the property's power, when he began dispersing them. "I fully expect to have Covid after this," he told the Meath Chronicle. “The walls were dripping with condensation when we finally got the place cleared."

Skyrne Castle was built between 1172 and 1175 and has been available to rent since 1999. 

Skyrne Castle was built between 1172 and 1175 and has been available to rent since 1999. 

Recommended Articles


Kygo to Headline Sports Illustrated Super Bowl Party In Los Angeles

Kygo's sun-kissed brand of tropical house will soundtrack the open air party at Century Park, along with Jack Harlow, David Solomon and more.

swedish house mafia 2011

Sebastian Ingrosso Confirms New Swedish House Mafia Music With Sting

He confirmed the high-profile collab, dubbed “Redlight,” in the group’s official Discord server.

flume governors ball

Flume, Kaytranada, Madeon More to Perform at Governors Ball 2022: See the Full Lineup

Kid Cudi, Migos, Halsey, 100 gecs and more are also set for performances.

Local Garda were called, but Iceton added that he felt they were slow to react, leaving himself and his neighbors in a dangerous situation. "It was an extremely dangerous situation," he said, "to have hundreds of people who were not fully coherent in a premises with only one main door."

Reports show that Skyrne Castle, which was built between 1172 and 1175, had been rented ahead-of-time for the rave by its organizers. Located about 45 minutes northwest of Dublin, the property has since been removed from Airbnb. 

You can watch a video of the chaos below: 



French Police Violated Human Rights at Crackdown of Illegal Rave, Report Finds

One attendee, a 22-year-old man, infamously lost his hand when law enforcement attempted to break up the illicit June 2021 rave.


Look Inside Elderbrook's Short and Blissfully Sweet Lollapalooza 2021 Aftershow

The popular electronica artist jam-packed fan-favorite tunes and drum breaks into his brief yet electrifying 40 minutes on stage.


180,000 Ravers Partied at EXIT Festival Over the Weekend

EXIT made history as Europe's first major music festival since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic.


Lights, Lasers and Love: A Look Inside "GRiZMAS In July"

Despite battling bad weather, the event drew nearly 15,000 attendees across its three days.

Moore Kismet

Take a Look Inside Brownies & Lemonade's Larger-Than-Life Lollapalooza Aftershow

The hype surrounding this LA-based collective couldn't be more fitting.


Inside ZHU's New Afterhours Virtual Rave: "Club ZHUM" Had Us Workin' for It

The exclusive premiere, hosted over Zoom, brought together ZHU's top fans in the virtual space.

Tiesto - Club Life Radio / SiriusXM

Tiësto's 90-Minute "NYE Party" Set Showcases ID Remixes and Beloved EDM Anthems

The show was broadcast on SiriusXM December 31 to January 1 as part of the "Tiësto & Friends NYE Party 2020."