Newtownstewart Castle, locally also known as Stewart Castle, lies in the town of Newtownstewart, in County Tyrone, in Northern Ireland. Stewart Castle is a Plantation castle built after the Irish earls fled Ireland following their defeat in battle by English forces in 1607. The English crown forfeited all the earls lands and in turn granted […]
Roughan Castle, a striking plantation castle, can be found south-west of Roughan Lough on the Dungannon to Stewartstown road near the village of Newmills, County Tyrone. Roughan Castle was built in c. 1618 by Andrew Stewart, eldest son of Andrew Stewart the third Lord Ochiltree, Lord Castlestewart who came from Scotland during the plantation and […]
Built between 1602 and 1605 Mountjoy Castle is testament to one of many turbulent periods of Irish History. Although located deep in the territory of Hugh O’Neill, the native Irish leader and rebellious opponent of Queen Elizabeth I, the castle was a British construction erected in the wake of a tactical retreat by O’Neillites. Indeed, […]
Harry Averys Castle has wide views over the Mourne Valley and close to River Derg. Henry Aimbreidh O’Neill gave his name to the castle. The castle has two towers. The raised area behind the towers is partially man-made and was protected by a curtain wall.