Bailieborough Castle

Bailieborough Castle

Bailieborough Castle, located in Co. Cavan, Ireland, was built by William Bailie a Scottish “undertaker” or Planter, who was granted the lands of Tonergie (Tandragee) in East Breffnie by James I. He built the castle and enclosed the demesne by 1629. On his death the estate passed to his son, William, Bishop of Clonfert.

1610 William Bailie
1641 Captured by Colonel Hugh O’Reilly
1641 William Bailie
1666 Hamiltons inherited castle
1720 James Hamilton
1724 Sold to Major Charles Stewart
1795 Thomas Charles Stewart Corry inherited castle
1814 Sold to Colonel William Young
1835 Inherited by his Son Sir John Young
1895 Majority of demesne sold under the Ashbourne act
1895 Castle sold to Sir Stanley Cochrane
1915 sold to Marist Brothers Athlone for use a Juniorate
1936 Sold to forestry service and demolished

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