Clogh Oughter Castle

Cloughoulter Castle

Tucked away in a remote corner of the Erne River system, on a tiny island in Lough Oughter, stands the ruined circular tower of Cloughoughter – a modest-sized castle with a surprisingly prominent history. It was probably begun by William Gorm de Lacy between 1200 and 1224, possibly on the site of a crannog, after […]

Castle Saunderson

Castle Saunderson

Castle Saunderson has been an imposing feature on the local landscape since the 17th Century, although the present castle dates from around 1840. The large grounds contain a lake and woodland areas of beech, pine and sitka spruce. A visitor can spend a very pleasant afternoon exploring the grounds. One feature of the demesne is […]

Cabra Castle

Cabra Castle

The original Cabra Castle, the ruins of which still stand on high ground above the Wishing Well – not far from Cromwell’s Bridge, was situated to the west of the Kingscourt – Carrickmacross Road. The Castle and the land surrounding it is believed to have belonged to the O’Reilly Family until it was confiscated in […]

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 […]