Ireland's History in Maps
The Castles of Ireland
Ulster Province : County Antrim
Compiled by Lee Johnson
 
Early Stone Fortifications - Castles, Towers and Strong-Houses
(What, Where, Who and When? -- A work in progress)
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Castle Name Condition Description Early Founder(s) -- Time Period(s) Contructed Barony Parish/Townland Ord Residency Links
[Antiquity/Fort] on the left of the road to Shaw's-bridge None Ancient Fort - "Foundations of a fort"
Upper Belfast Belfast, Belfast

Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antbelfast.htm
[Antiquity] in the R.C. burial-ground at Friar's Bush (Roshin Children's Burial Ground) None Motte - "Although circular in shape there is no evidence for an enclosure"
Upper Belfast Belfast, Belfast

Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antbelfast.htm
Walking Ireland 'Townlands' -- http://www.northwestwalkingguides.com/section-2.aspx?item_id=210&type_id=30
[Antiquity] Near Lismoine (Lismoyne) None Motte? - Probably Ancient Fort or Mott
Upper Belfast Belfast, Belfast

Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antbelfast.htm
Lisburn Web Site 'Local History as told by Ancient Maps' -- http://www.lisburn.com/history/history_lisburn/local_history_from_ancient_maps.html
[Antiquity] on the grounds of Malone near Lismoine (Lismoyne) None Motte? - Probably Ancient Fort or Mott
Upper Belfast Belfast, Belfast

Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antbelfast.htm
Lisburn Web Site 'Local History as told by Ancient Maps' -- http://www.lisburn.com/history/history_lisburn/local_history_from_ancient_maps.html
Altagore Cashel Ruin Cashel - "The entrance to the cashel lies to NE of the centre. To W of the entrance are stone steps leading to top of the wall. The internal diam. of the cashel is 15.6m x 17.1m, while externally it is 19m x 21m."
Cary Culfeightrin, Altagore D24953488
Irish Prehistoric Monuments -- http://www.irishmegaliths.org.uk/antrim.htm
Ancient Monuments -- http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/antrim/altagore.html
The Glens of Antrim -- http://www.northantrim.com/torrscenicroadtwo.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Antrim Castle (1) None Castle -- "Motte and Bailey castle."
Upper Antrim Antrim, Town Parks J14508673
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Antrim Castle (2) Ruins* Mansion (Castlized) -- "motte & an abbey" ???? -- Built By -- Sir John Clotworthy, Lords Massereene (in the reign of Chas. II)
???? -- Residency of -- Earls of Massareene
???? --- Residency of -- Viscount Ferrard
1922 -- Burned down in fire
Upper Antrim Antrim, Town Parks J14458673
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antrim.htm
UK Historic Parks and Gardens DB -- http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/arch/landscapes/ukpg/sites/antrimca.htm
Picture+History -- http://www.antrimtown.co.uk/Antrim%20Castle%20Land%20View.htm
Picture -- http://ni_towns.tripod.com/antrim/castle_tower.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Antrim Round Tower ("the Steeple") Full* Round Tower - "28m (92ft) high, the only visible surviving structure of a monastic site. It stands on top of a small, sub-circular mound 10.2m N-S x 9.1m E-W, which is 0.9m high at E. The tower is 5.5m in diameter externally. According to the OS memoirs, the section of the tower below the door is solid masonry filled in in 1819 to give stability. The doorway faces N with the sill 2.85m above the top of the mound. Above the lintel is a stone carved with a ringed cross." c10th -- Posibly built Upper Antrim Antrim, Steeple J15448770 State Care Ancient Monuments -- http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/antrim/antrimRT.html
Antrim Town Web site (Pictures) -- http://www.antrimtown.co.uk/Antrim%20Round%20Tower.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Armory Round Tower Partial* Round Tower - "...The tower is about 11m high and has three storeys … there is no indication of the original height."
Cary Armoy, Glebe D07783325 State Care Ancient Monuments -- http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/antrim/armoyRT.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Ballintoy Castle None Castle -- "There are now no visible remains of this castle or bawn" c1590 -- Built by -- Archibald Stewart
1760 -- Estate sold to -- Fullerton Downing
c1784 -- Demolished by -- Fullerton Downing
Cary Ballintoy, Ballintoy D03894478
Ellen Payne Odom (2005) -- http://www.electricscotland.com/familytree/magazine/decjan2005/story31.htm
UK Historic Parks and Gardens DB -- http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/arch/landscapes/ukpg/database/antrim.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Ballycastle Castle (1) (Baile Cashlein, Claricashan Castle) None Ancient Fort -- "There are now no visible remains of this castle, the site of which has been built over & destroyed." 1564 -- Erected by -- Sorley Boy MacDonnell
1565 -- Ocupied by -- Shane O'Neill
c1625 -- Castle Removed by --Sir Randal McDonnell, 1st Earl of Antrim
Cary Ballycastle/Ramoan, Ballycastle town D11524061?
pamphlets by Robert McCahan (1923) -- http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/mccahanbcastle.html
Ballycastle Castle (2) ("faire castel('s)") None Castle -- "There are now no visible remains of this castle, the site of which has been built over & destroyed." 1612 -- Grant given to -- Sir Randal McDonnell, 1st Earl of Antrim by King James I
1625 -- Castle erected by -- Sir Randal McDonnell, Earl of Antrim
1642 -- Castle Siezed by -- Scotch Troops
???? -- Held by -- Forces of Comwell
1665 -- Castle returned to -- Alexander Macdonnell, 3rd Earl of Antrim
1852 -- Application to remove ruins by -- Charles Kirkpatrick, of Whitehall
1856 -- Castle remains are removed
Cary Ballycastle/Ramoan, Ballycastle town D11524061
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/ballycastle.htm
Diocese of Down and Connor... 'Parish of Ramoan' (1837) - http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/ramoan.html
pamphlets by Robert McCahan (1923) -- http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/mccahanbcastle.html
Belfast Street Directory (1861) -- http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/PT.Bpage508.htm
Antrim 'Ballycastle' -- http://www.britweb.com/n-ireland/antrim/ballycastle.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Ballyellough Bawn None House and Bawn - "The house & bawn were built by 1611 by Sir Faulk Conway & taken by the O'Neills in 1641." 1611 - Built by - Sir Faulk Conway
1641 - Taken by - O'Neils
Upper Massereene Magheragall, Ballyelough J20456626
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Ballyellough Round Tower None Round Tower? - "This is reputed to be the site of a medieval parish church.." and posible site of a Round Tower.
Upper Massereene Magheragall, Ballyellough J20756582

Ballygally Castle (Cairn Castle) Full* Castle -- "Scottish Style" - Rectangular plan, with flanking tower at NE with entrance and stone spiral stairs. Four storeys. Walls about 5ft thick and high corner turrets, perforated with musketry loopholes. loopholes. Surrounded by bawn with 4 corner towers 1625 -- Constructed by -- James Shaw of Greenock
1641 -- Attacked multiple times by -- Irish of Glenarm
1799 -- Castle sold by -- William Shaw
c1950 -- Bought by -- Cyril Lord
Upper Glenarm Cairncastle, Ballygally D37250781 Hotel Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/carncastle.htm
BBC 'The Plantations of Ulster' -- http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/plantation/transcripts/pa01_t01.shtml
BBC 'Ghost Watch' -- http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/autumn/halloween/ghost1.shtml
Picture -- http://www.larnetown.net/images/castle.jpg
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Ballylough Castle (Baile-an-locha) Ruin& Castle -- "The castle survives as the remains of 2 walls forming the W & N sides of the tower, with a narrow doorway in the W walls. From the doorway, steps lead up to a recess & through the N side of this is a small chamber…" ???? -- Residence of -- McQuillan
1544 -- Captured by -- O'Donnell
Lower Dunluce Billy, Ballylough more C94793745
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/billy.htm
Annála Connacht (1544) -- http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T100011/text307.html
The History of the Quillen Family -- http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Track/8461/macquillanff.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Ballymagarry Castle None Castle - "...nothing remained ... Adam Hunter subsequently built a 2 storey house on the site." c1641 -- Erected by -- McDonnells
???? -- Summer Residence of -- McDonnells, Earls of Antrim
c1745 -- Destroyed by fire --
Lower Dunluce Dunluce, Ballymagarry C89454024
Quinipiac University 'pictures of Ireland' -- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/other/abl/etext/irish/pictures203/p59.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Ballymena Castle (1) (Braids water Moat) None Castle -- "a very remarkable moat rising from the brink of the river to a great height, and now covered with a plantation." c17th -- Castle built by -- ????
1626 -- Estate grant confirmed -- to Wiliam Adair by King Charles I
1740 -- Original Castle burns down
Lower Toome Kirkinriola, Ballymena D 113 029
Balymena Town History -- http://www.ballymena.gov.uk/historyandheritage.asp
Ballee Baptist Church 'History of Ballymena' -- http://www.balleebaptist.org/historybmena.htm
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/kirkinriola.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Ballymena Castle (2) None* Castle -- "Scottish baronial Style" 1868 -- Castle built by -- Robert Alexander Shafto Adair
1957 --Castle burns down
Lower Toome Kirkinriola, Ballymena D 113 029
Balymena Town History -- http://www.ballymena.gov.uk/historyandheritage.asp
Ballee Baptist Church 'History of Ballymena' -- http://www.balleebaptist.org/historybmena.htm
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/kirkinriola.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Ballymoney Castle (Major Rowan[/River] estate Moat[/Raised earth)] None Ancient Castle - "...the great mound beside the River Bann near the present Agivey Bridge, which became the residence of the local Celtic King."
Upper Dunluce Ballymoney, Colebreene Upper C89212619?
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/bmoney.htm
Ballymoney Govenrment Web Site 'Heritage and Environment' -- http://www.ballymoney.gov.uk/htmlsite/heritage.asp
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Ballymoy Cashel Ruins Cashel - "the ruins of a large oval fort." "This mound runs NE-SW across the eminence & is 6-8m across & 0.8m high, falling quite steeply at SE to merge with the natural slope."
Cary Billy, Ballymoy C97054315
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Ballywee Rath None Rath - "This is a well preserved Early Christian settlement site enclosed by 2 arcs of low banks."
Upper Antrim Donegore, Ballywee J21858987 State Care Ancient Monuments -- http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/antrim/ballywee.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Belfast Castle (1) None Castle - "Norman" ???? -- Founded by -- the Normans
1178 -- Destroyed by -- John de Courcy
Upper Belfast Shankhill, Belfast J33907428
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antbelfast.htm
Belfast Castle History -- http://www.belfastcastle.co.uk/
Tim Lambert 'A Brief History of Belfast' - http://www.localhistories.org/belfast.html
Irish Travel Ideas 'Belfast Castle' -- http://www.irishtravelideas.com/features/belfastcastle.asp
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Belfast Castle (2) None Castle - "Stone and Timber Castle" >1178 -- reconstructed Castle -- John de Courcy
1316 -- Destroyed by Edward Bruce
1316-- Castle is rebuilt by -- Irish
1503 -- Destroyed by -- Earl of Kildare
???? -- Repaired by -- Irish
1512 -- Destroyed by --Earl of Kildare
1552 -- Castle repaired by -- Sir James Crofts, lord-deputy
1552 -- Treaty accepted with -- Hugh Mac Nial Oge
1555 -- Custody transferred to -- Randolph Lane (Governor)
???? -- Granted to -- Sir Thomas Smythe and his son
1573 -- Taken by -- Earl of Essex
1612 -- Unchallanged turnover -- Sir Arthur Chichester
1708 -- accidental fire burns castle
Upper Belfast Shankhill, Belfast J 329 792 Museum Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antbelfast.htm
Belfast Castle History -- http://www.belfastcastle.co.uk/history.asp
Tim Lambert 'A Brief History of Belfast' - http://www.localhistories.org/belfast.html
Irish Travel Ideas 'Belfast Castle' -- http://www.irishtravelideas.com/features/belfastcastle.asp
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Belfast Castle (3) Full* Castle - "Scottish Barronal Style" 1853 -- Castle built by -- 3rd Marquis of Donegall (Architect, John Lanyon)
1885 -- Inherited castle -- Shaftebury family
1934 -- Presented to -- City of Belfast
Upper Belfast Shankhill, Belfast J 329 792 Museum Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antbelfast.htm
Belfast Castle History -- http://www.belfastcastle.co.uk/
Tim Lambert 'A Brief History of Belfast' - http://www.localhistories.org/belfast.html
Irish Travel Ideas 'Belfast Castle' -- http://www.irishtravelideas.com/features/belfastcastle.asp
County Antrim 'Antrim Heritage & Historical' - http://www.countyantrim.com/antrim_heritage_bushmills.htm
Bottom Fortress ("McQuillan's Castle") Ruins Cashel - " This is a large, irregular shaped mound which has been quarried at the SW extending almost to the mound centre. Many boulders, some earthfast, are strewn over the site particularly in the quarried area." 1607 -- Granted "Ballymena Estate" [Clanagherty] to -- Roy Oge Mac Quillan Lower Toome Kirkinriola, KillyFlugh D10630606
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/kirkinriola.htm
Ballymena Web Site 'History and Heritage' -- http://www.ballymena.gov.uk/historyandheritage.asp
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Broomore motte/fort (Broommore, Brugh-more, "the great fort or mansion") None Ancient Fort - "a poorly preserved mound of earth & stones. The top is oval, 18m x 14.5m and undulates due to quarrying. The edge of a linear stone-faced scarp, 1.3m high is detectable 7.5m from the N edge of the mound."
Cary Ballycastle/Ramoan, Broom-more D09933830
Diocese of Down and Connor .. 'Parish of Ramoan' (1887) -- http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/ramoan.html
Ballycastle in the 1830's -- http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/bcastle1830.html
Broughshane Village Bawn None Castle and Bawn - "… described in OS Mem and by O'Laverty as a castle surrounded by a fortified yard."
Lower Antrim Racavan, Broughshane D15130663
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Bruce's Castle (Robert the Bruce’s Castle) Ruin Castle - "...the castle has an outer ward and an inner ward. The outer ward is rectangular area defined on 3 sides by cliffs. On the N the promontory is cut off by a substantial ditch with the remains of an outer bank at W corner. At E corner are the remains of a ?corner tower. Traces of a curtain wall link with a less prominent projection at W. The inner area slopes gently down to S with no indication of buildings. Remains of curtain wall survive on N perimeter." 1169 -- Land Grant given to -- John De'Courcy by Henry II (King of England)
1205 -- Island falls to new owner -- Hugh De'Lacy
???? -- Granted to -- Duncan of Carrick
???? -- Granted to -- Alan, Earl of Galloway
1216 -- Granted to -- De'Lacy Family by King John
???? -- Inherited by mariage to -- De'Burgos Family
1242 -- Island and Glens bought by -- Byssets
c15th -- Inherited by mariage to -- Macdonnells
1558 -- Campaign begins to remove scots from castle and island by -- Earl of Sussex (Lord-Deputy)
1575 -- Surrender of castle to -- John Norris and Francis Drake (under orders of Essex)
Cary Rathlin Island, Ballycarry D16365153
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/rathlin.htm
Rathlin Island 'History' -- http://rathlin.info/index.htm?Welcome.php~mainFrame
Sketches of Olden Days, Rev. Hugh Forde (1923) -- http://www.booksulster.com/library/sketches/rathlin.php
Irish Culture and Customs -- http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/02Hist/7July4.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Cairnmoon ("a seat for Fairies") None Cairn - "an ancient cairn of stones called Cairnmood ...but the cairn is at present destroyed."
Cary Ballycastle/Ramoan, Carnmoon D09434280
Diocese of Down and Connor... 'Parish of Ramoan' (1837) - http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/ramoan.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Carnkirk Castle Ruins Cairn - "It consists of a mound of earth & stone partially surrounded by remains of a large ditch & outer bank."
Cary Billy, Carnkirk C95714230
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Carrickfergus Castle (Rock of Fergus, Carrigfergus Castle, Castle Carey, Castle Kerragh) Partial* Castle - "The core of this castle - the inner ward & keep ... is a 4 storey tower, 90ft high, with a 2nd storey entrance….This middle ward wall was later reduced to ground level in C18th, save along the sea-ward side, where it survives with a postern gate, & the E tower. & the rest of the promontory was enclosed to form an outer ward, doubling the area of the castle, with 2 polygonal towers at W & an twin-towered gatehouse at N; during C16th, the towers were cut in half to accomodate artillery, along with various other improvements during C16th & C17th." c1180 -- Constucted by -- de Courcy
1210 -- Captured by -- The Crown (English)
1217 -- New curtain wall added by --
1227 -- Castle taken over by -- Hugh de Lacy
c16th -- ??? --de Lacy, King John
c17th --
1760 -- it was captured by -- The French
???? -- Transformed into a prison
???? -- used as a magazine & armoury
1928 -- Transferred to State Care
Carrickfergus Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus J41438725 Museum Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/culfeightrin.htm
http://www.castles.org/castles/Europe/Western_Europe/Ireland/Carrikfergus/
Irish Excavation Reports 'Carrickfergus' -- http://www.excavations.ie/Pages/Details.php?Year=&County=Antrim&id=3169
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
History -- http://members.aol.com/carrickman/carrick.html
History + Recipies 'A Feast at Carrick Fergus' - http://home.comcast.net/~iasmin/mkcc/MKCCfiles/AFeastAtCarrickFergus.html
Local History (Carrickfergus Baptist Church) --
http://www.carrickfergusbaptist.com/carrickfergus.html
Archiseek -- http://www.irish-architecture.com/buildings_ireland/antrim/carrickfergus/
Pictures of Ireland 'Carrickfergus Castle' -- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/other/abl/etext/irish/pictures203/p401.html
Town history and Pictures -- http://www.raging-metal.d2g.com/orange-pages/carrickfergus.htm
Town history and Pictures -- http://www.orangenet.org/carrickfergus.htm
'Lawerence Collection' (Picture) -- http://www.lawrencecollection.com/co.antrim-4.htm
Carrickfergus Tower-House None Tower-House -
Carrickfergus Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus J41198747
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Carrickfergus Tower-House (at Dobbin's Hotel) None Tower-House -
Carrickfergus Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus J41398745
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Castle (Site of) Ruins Castle - "A massive motte-like outcrop with concave top and remains of rectangualar stone structure comprised of a low earth and stone bank 1.3m wide and 11.5m N/S x 10.5mE/W."
Cary Rathlin Island, Ballycarry D15325125
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Castle An Teenie ("Castle Of Fire") None Castle - "..stood on Rathmore Hill … close to the cliff opposite the gate going up from the town." ???? -- Owned by -- O'Corr
1584 -- Destroyed by -- Sir John perrot
Lower Dunluce Ballywillin, Portrush C860402
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Castle Cam (Freeston Castle) None Ancient Fort - "in Upper Malone was an extensive fort...on the site of which the elegant mansion of Malone House has been erected."
Upper Belfast Shankill, Malone Upper J32366926?
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antbelfast.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Castle Carra (Cushendun Castle) Ruin Tower-house - "There is a single tower of a castle…" c13th-14th -- Castle built by
???? -- Owned by -- Shane O'Neill
c14-15th -- Abaondoned by
Cary Culfeightrin, Castle park D24973346 National Trust Castle Floor Plans -- http://www.castleduncan.com/carra.htm
North Antrim 'About Cushendun' (Picture) - http://www.northantrim.com/aboutcushendun.htm
Irish Excavation Report -- http://www.excavations.ie/Pages/Details.php?Year=1995&County=Antrim&id=2239
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Castle Chichester Ruin Tower-house - "The building measures at the base 8.2m E-W x 8.1m N-S and is approx 11m high. The entrance, on the seaward side is now bricked up for saftey, leaving no access to the interior. There are narrow windows on the 1st and 2nd floors and one incorporates a reused piece of moulded stone. The owner has stabalised the outer face of the walls and has an ongoing repair plan involving the inside and the surroundings." "Its square form, the style of its construction, particularly in its secret stairs constructed in its walls, suggest the idea that its erection took place in the 12th or 13th century" c1604 -- Founded by? -- Sir Moses Hill Lower Belfast Templecorran, White Head J47639201 Private Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/islandmagee.htm
Whitehead Web site 'History' (picture) -- http://www.angelfire.com/hi4/Whitehead/history.html
Ancestors of Kayleigh Chance Murdock -- http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/h/a/Dorothy-W-Chance/GENE1-0036.html
Visity Britain 'Whitehead' -- http://www.visitbritain.com/VB3-en-NO/destinationguides/Northern_Ireland/Destinations/whitehead.aspx
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Castle Cross (Cross Castle, Cross House, Cross Moat) None Castle - "there traces of a possible perimeter to the site are visible W of it. In the area between Cross House & the bungalow is a small eminence which offers the best chance of underground remains." 1642 -- Castle Attacked by -- Rebel Irish armies Upper Dunluce Ballymoney, Cross C91452270
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/bmoney.htm
History of Borough of Ballymoney -- http://www.ballymoney.gov.uk/htmlsite/heritage.asp?step=2&id=2&pstring=2
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Castle Culbert None Castle - "One large earthfast slab survives on the top of the eminence, which falls away almost sheer down some 10 - 15m to the river. This natural slope is completely overgrown."
Cary Culfietrin, Brackney D13533900
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Castle Dobbs Ruins Castle - "... this is a small, square Plantation Castle... The remains are of rubble stone with timber lintels & consist mainly of one edge wall & pieces of 2 adjoining side walls." c15th-16th -- Built by -- Dobbs Lower Belfast Kilroot, Dobbsland J44279073 Historic Park Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/kilroot.htm
“Russelborough”: Two Royal Governors’ Mansions at Brunswick Town -- http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hp/colonial/Nchr/Subjects/south.htm
http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/arch/landscapes/ukpg/sites/castledo.htm
NISMR database
Castle Hill Castle None Castle - "on which a castle is said to have formerly stood...the foundation walls were raised [razed] in reclaiming the site at some former period".
Lower Dunluce Dunluce, Ballybogy C916324
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Castle Lug (Clogh-na-Larty, Castle Lugg) Ruin Tower-house - "a square tower... nothing now remains but a portion of the N wall 27ft long & 25ft high - with a very small portion of the E side attached to it… the remains of the N wall, 8m long x 1.2m thick x c.5m high & a fragment of the E wall surviving at the NE corner. Two modern walls extend S from the E & W sides of the N wall & formed part of a forge."
Carrickfergus Carrick, Greenisland J37398440 National Trust The Stables Castle Lugg (picture) -- http://uk.geocities.com/irishcottagebedbreakfast/castlelugg.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Irish Excavation Reports 'Castle Lugg'-- http://www.excavations.ie/Pages/Details.php?Year=1980-84&County=Antrim&id=5767
Castle Robin (1) None Castle - ???? -- Residence of -- Shane O'Nials Upper Belfast Derryaghy, Mulaghglass J24796857
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/derryaghy.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
History of lisburn 'Famous Men' - http://www.lisburn.com/history/history_lisburn/famous_men.htm
Castle Robin (2) Ruin Fortified House - "C17th fortified house, of 3 stories. The house was 40ft x 21ft externally with walls 3ft thick. Its NW corner lies only 36ft from the E side of the ditch of the motte & bailey. The bailey has been almost completely obliterated by the house & much of the ditch also filled in. The motte is 9m x 10m across the summit & 29m x 24m across the base. It stands 4.75-7m high & the ditch is 2.3m wide, with a counterscarp bank 1.2m above the ditch, 4m wide & 1.5m high… The remains of the bailey to W are 26.5m across NW-SE x 13.3m NE-SW. The counterscarp bank has a sharp profile & may not be contempory with the rest of the site." 1579 -- Rebuilt by -- Sir Robert Norton Upper Belfast Derryaghy, Mulaghglass J24796857
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/derryaghy.htm
History of lisburn 'Famous Men' - http://www.lisburn.com/history/history_lisburn/famous_men.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Castle Upton (Norton Castle) Full* Castle - "plantation castle ... incorporated the remains of an ealier monastery, including 2 of the present circular towers." 1611-19 -- Converted from priory and built Castle -- Sir Robert/Humphrey Norton
1625-28 -- Purchased by -- Captain Henry Upton
???? -- Residence of -- The Viscounts Templeton
Upper Belfast Templepatrick, Templepatrick J22808590 Private Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/templepatrick.htm
Castle Upton Gate Lodge (picture) -- http://freespace.virgin.net/hearth.nireland/CUpton2.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Castle Voodish None Castle - "this is the site of a castle of which nothing remains and traditionally of souterrains (O'Laverty, 1887). There is now no trace of castle or souterrains (1989)."
Cary Rathlin Island, Carravindoon D156488
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Chaine Memorial Tower (Larne Round Tower) Full* Round Tower - "Replica of a round tower standing 90 feet high." 1888 -- erected in memory of -- James Chaine Upper Glenarm Larne, Larne

Town Web Site -- http://www.larnetown.net/
Beach Visits (Picture) -- http://www.beachvista.co.uk/contact.html
Clair Castle (Clare Castle) None Castle - "The walls were of great thickness & run together with a mortar of superior quality." ???? -- Occupied by -- McNeils (Scottish Clan) Cary Ballycastle/Ramoan, Clare D10774174
'Diocese of Down and Connor... Parish of Ramoan' (1837) - http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/ramoan.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Clare Bawn None Possible Bawn - "This site was identified from Aps taken in 1983 and consists of a rectangular enclosure, c.60m x 40m. It is less clear to S, but at NE and NW sub-circular projections are visible which may bethe founds for corner towers. In the interior, a parchmark suggests a fairly large rectangular building in the centre of the main enclosure."
Cary Ballycastle/Ramoan, Clare D10654156
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Clogh Castle (Clough Castle) Ruins Castle - "All that remains at this site are the very poorly preserved and unstable ruins of a rubble and mortar gatehouse on the NW perimeter of the top of the knoll." 1641 Kilconway Dunaghy, Cloghgaldanagh D09541470
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/clogh.htm
Stone in Place Names (Picture) -- http://www.ulsterplacenames.org/stone_in_place_names.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Cloghduinmurray (Cloughanmurry) None Ancient Fort (Motte and Bailey) - "The summit is approx. 8m x 5m & stands c.13m high at E. At the N edge are vestiges of a structure consisting of a linear section of masonry 1.6m long running E-W & standing 1.3m high internally."
Cary Ballycastle/Ramoan, Cloughanmurray D08383745
Diocese of Down and Connor .. 'Parish of Ramoan' (1887) -- http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/ramoan.html
Ballycastle in the 1830's -- http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/bcastle1830.html
Curfew Tower (Turnly's Tower) Full* Prison Tower - "The Tower is 20 feet square, tapered, and rises four storeys to a height of 40 feet, topped by modest battlements; on each of its four faces there are projecting windows, with a murder-hole in the base of the lowest. It is built of a rich red sandstone rubble, one wall being slate-hung. In the base of the east wall is inset a modest fountain capped by Mr. Turnly's initials. The doorway is narrow and round headed; the door itself is most medieval, sheathed in iron with knobs on it." 1809-17 -- Built by -- Francis Turnly
1992-93 -- Purchased and Restored by -- Hearth Revolving Fund
c1995 -- Bought by -- Bill Drummond
Lower Glenarm Cushendall, Cushendall

Cushendall Tower 'Turnly's Tower:The Curfew Tower' (Picture and History) -- http://freespace.virgin.net/hearth.nireland/Tower.html
Antrim Web Site 'Cushendall: The Curfew Tower' (Picture and History) -- http://www.antrim.net/cushendall/historical.htm
Glens of Antrim 'Cushendall' (History)-- http://freespace.virgin.net/mp.hearth/Cushendall.html
Cushendall Castle (Cusendull, Newtown-Glenns town, Castle of Court Martin?) None Castle - "The only visible remains are those of the surrounding wall of the enclosure. The wall is not well preserved, the outer face only surviving at E angle." ???? -- Built by -- The Danes? Lower Glenarm Layd, Cushandal D23502764
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/cushendall.htm
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antrimcounty.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Cushlancarragh Castle None Castle - "no trace is visible above ground, between the rocks in this area is a low natural rise. No stone could be found (by probing) close to the surface."
Lower Glenarm Layd, Cushandal D24432773
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Dalways Bawn Partial Bawn - "a rectangular bawn with four round flanking towers, three of which still exist." 1609 -- Constructed by -- Dalloway Lower Belfast Kilroot, Ballyhill J44279143 Historic Monument County Antrim Web site 'Heritage/Historical' -- http://www.countyantrim.com/antrim_heritage_bushmills.htm
Ancient Monuments -- http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/antrim/dalways.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Deffrick Castle Ruins Unknown - "On high ground, with extensive views all round. The site lies on the N side of a NE/SW boundary & consists of 2 portions of a platform, which seem to represent the remnant of a larger mound. The gap between them is probably created by a farm track. The S end of the platform, which abuts the boundary, forms a rectangular area 7.5m x 4.5m wide & 1.5m high, with an almost vertical N face. The N portion is rougher, 16m long x 7m wide & 1.5m high."
Lower Dunluce Billy, Deffrick C99323484
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Doonaninny Castle (1) (Dun/Duin/Doon-a/an/in- aenaighe/any/anie/eenie/eeny/ eanie/eny/eeny/ynie, Dinynie, "Fort of the Fair" ) None Castle - "consist of an almost level, almost triangular area 30m N-S x 45m wide, which falls away sheer down the cliff SE-S-SW & is enclosed elsewhere by a rock-cut ditch. There are traces of a gatehouse at S. The walls survive to c.2m high & 1m thick, while the remains of the gatehouse are 3m high. According to McNeill, the remains of 2 structures survive in the interior, with traces of others." c1550 -- Constructed by -- Alexander Macdonnell of Islay and Kintyre
1612 -- Granted to -- Hugh MacNeill
Cary Ballycastle/Ramoan, Town Parks D11384190
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antrimcounty.htm
History of Ballycastle, Hugh A Boyd -- http://www.northantrim.com/hugh_a_boyd.htm
Diocese of Down and Connor … 'Parish of Ramoan' -- http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/ramoan.html
Irish Excavation Reports 'Dunineny Castle, Ballycastle' -- http://www.excavations.ie/Pages/Details.php?Year=&County=Antrim&id=4278
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Doonaninny Castle (2) (Dun/Duin/Doon-a/an/in- aenaighe/any/anie/eenie/eeny/ eanie/eny/eeny/ynie, Dinynie, "Fort of the Fair" ) (New) None Ancient Fort - "consist of an almost level, almost triangular area 30m N-S x 45m wide, which falls away sheer down the cliff SE-S-SW & is enclosed elsewhere by a rock-cut ditch. There are traces of a gatehouse at S. The walls survive to c.2m high & 1m thick, while the remains of the gatehouse are 3m high. According to McNeill, the remains of 2 structures survive in the interior, with traces of others." c17th -- Cary Ballycastle/Ramoan, Town Parks D11384190
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antrimcounty.htm
History of Ballycastle, Hugh A Boyd -- http://www.northantrim.com/hugh_a_boyd.htm
Diocese of Down and Connor … 'Parish of Ramoan' -- http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/ramoan.html
Irish Excavation Reports 'Dunineny Castle, Ballycastle' -- http://www.excavations.ie/Pages/Details.php?Year=&County=Antrim&id=4278
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Doonbought Fort Ruins Ancient fort - "...hilltop fortification comprising a large, outer oval enclosure and an inner polygonal enclosure. A subrectangular depression just N of centre of the inner enclosure and extending NW..."
Kilconway Dunaghy, Doonbought D10841307
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Doonmore Castle None Motte - "The site was excavated by Childe, who found stone walls 3-4ft thick & remains of bretasche, imported glazed pot and unglazed local pot of early Anglo-Norman period. McNeill refers to it as '...Not a true motte....but used like one…' (1975). "
Cary Culfeightrin, Cross D17244263
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Dromore Castle None Rath - "There are now no visible remains of this rath and souterrain which was excavated in 1964 prior to destruction."
Kilconway Rasharkin, Dromore D04751354
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Duinnagregor Castle (Dunagregar, Dunagregor) None Ancient Fort - "There are now no visible remains of any structures at this site, which consists of a roughly triangular platform, falling to the sea at W, N & E. It is defined at S by a modern field boundary, on the N side of which are traces of a ditch 2.5m wide & 0.7m deep. The platform is c.25m N-S & approx. 35m wide." ??? -- Owned by -- Three bothers McGregor Cary BallyCastle/Ramoan, Carnduff D10014291
Diocese of Down and Connor … 'Parish of Ramoan' -- http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/ramoan.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Dun-A-Mallaght (Dunnamallachd rath, "Fortress of the curse” ) None Ancient Fort - "This large mound, probably a motte, is now within a red deer enclosure & could only be inspected from the S foot of the mound on the S side of a modern field boundary traversing it. It is oval, approx. 20m x 16.5m across & stands 4.4m high at SSE-S-NW, while at N, it is some 10m high. The almost level summit appears to be circular, approx. 10m in diam. & just S of the centre is a square platform c.0.5m high with sides c.6m long, which the OS memoirs record as the base of a grotto."
Cary Ballycastle/Ramoan, Town Parks D12074085
The Fairy Fort at Dun-a-mallaght (Picture) -- http://www.altananam.freeserve.co.uk/fairy_fort_at_dunamallaght.htm
History of Ballycastle, Hugh A Boyd -- http://www.northantrim.com/hugh_a_boyd.htm
Ballycastle in the 1830's -- http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/bcastle1830.html
Diocese of Down and Connor ... 'Parish of Ramoan' -- http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/ramoan.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Dunanny Fort ('The Fort of the Assemblies', 'The Fort of the Watery Place') None Rath - "This is a well preserved raised rath with a steep earthen scarp surmounted by an earthen bank which encloses a hollow interior which is very damp. A wide ditch encircles the site, but is absent at S & W." 5th BC -- Constructed by
1556 -- Camp an Negotiations -- Earl of Sussex with -- Irish Cheiftains
Lower Belfast Carnmoney, Dunanny J33348243
Newtownabbey Online, Herritage Sites 'Dunanny Rath, Carnmoney' (Picture and History) --http://www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/heritage/sites/dunanney.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Database of Irish Excavation Reports "Carnmoney Ringfort" -- http://www.excavations.ie/Pages/Details.php?Year=&County=Antrim&id=5409
Duncarbit Castle ("castle on the corner") (Site of Burnt House) None Ancient Fort - "...the site of a destroyed castle on which was built the 'Burnt House'." ???? -- Posible residence of -- The McCaughans (Clan MacEachain) Cary Culfietrin, Duncarbit D14323544
The McCaughans of Scotland and Ireland -- http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/maceachain2.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Dunluce Castle (1) (Dun Lois, Portramon, "strong fort") (Ancient Fort) None Ancient Fort - "Dunluce castle stands on a site of an early Irish fort." 668 -- Occupied by -- O'Flinns
12th -- Castle Attacked by -- John de Courcy
Lower Dunluce Dunluce, Bushmills C90464137 Historic Monument Sketches of Olden Days, Rev. Hugh Forde(1923) -- http://www.booksulster.com/library/sketches/dunluce.php
BBC 'The two Nations of Ireland' -- http://cgi.bbc.co.uk/history/state/nations/medieval_ireland_02.shtml
BBC 'Nations' -- http://ftp.bbc.co.uk/history/state/nations/nations_gallery_01.shtml
Dunluce Castle (2) (Portramon) Ruin Castle - Earliest parts of castle are probably 14th cent but not documented until 16th. Badly damaged 1584..repaired and extended..but decayed late 17th cent. Rectangular mainland court with C17th buildings leads down to gatehouse of Scottish style formerly reached by a drawbridge. c13th -- Castle/Fort built by -- Richard de Burgh/Burgo, Second Earl of Ulster
C14th -- Possesion taken by -- The MacQuillans
1513 -- Castle Rebuilt by -- The MacQuillans
1565 -- Castle taken by -- Sorely Boy Mcdonnell
???? -- Possibly Rebuilt by -- McDonnells
1584 -- Castle Damaged and Taken by -- Sir John Perrot, English Lord Deputy
1586 -- Castle Given to, rebuilt by -- Sorely Boy and James McDonnell
1588 -- Castle refortified (cannons) by -- Sorely Boy and James McDonnell
c17th -- Residence of -- Randall Mcdonnell, 2nd Earl of Antrim
1639 -- Part of castle falls into the sea
1641 -- Castle Besieged and destroyed by -- an Irish army
1666 -- Castle returned to -- Mcdonnells, Earl of Antrim
>1690 -- Castle abondoned
1928 -- Castle turned over to State Care by -- 7th Earl of Antrim
Lower Dunluce Dunluce, Bushmills C90464137 Historic Monument Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/dunluce.htm
Sketches of Olden Days, Rev. Hugh Forde(1923) -- http://www.booksulster.com/library/sketches/dunluce.php
Environment and Heritage Service 'Dunluce Castle' -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/education/monuments/dunluce.shtml
Dunluce Castle Brochure (Floor Plan and History)-- http://www.mcquillan.org/history/doc04.htm
North Antrim 'Dunluce Castle' (Picture) -- http://www.northantrim.com/dunlucecastle.htm
Castles of Ireland 'Dunluce Castle (Pictures)-- http://www.travelsinireland.com/castle/dunluce.htm
Dunluce Castle (Drawing) -- http://fromoldbooks.org/YouthsInstructer/pages/181-Dunluce-Castle/
Treskille County Antrim 'Dunluce Castle' (history+ Picture) --http://www.vincentpeters.nl/triskelle/attractions/dunlucecastle.php?index=100.040.008.010.025
Irish Excavation Reports 'Dunluce Castle, Dunluce' -- http://www.excavations.ie/Pages/Details.php?Year=&County=Antrim&id=3581
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Dun-Rainey ("the fort of the Queen") None Ancient Fort - "The original shape of the mound has gone & it is now sub-rectangular with a flat summit. It measures approx. 24.8m x 25m & at SSW stands 5m high. It appears to be joined at NNW by a natural, lower-lying ridge. There is no visible trace of a ditch or an entrance to the summit."
Cary Ballycastle/Ramoan, Bonamargy D12624074
History of Ballycastle, Hugh A Boyd -- http://www.northantrim.com/hugh_a_boyd.htm
Diocese of Down and Connor … 'Parish of Ramoan' -- http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/ramoan.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Dunseverick Castle Ruin Tower house -- Scottish Fortress. c16th -- Castle Built by -- the O'Kane (O'cahans)
???? -- Residence of -- MacQuillans
???? -- Casle Taken by -- MacDonnells+O'Cathains (Posibly Sorley boy McDonnell)
1642 -- Destroyed by -- General Robert Munro (Scottish Army)
1653 -- Destroyed by -- Cromwellian Troops
Cary Billy, Feigh/Dunsevirk C98764458
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/ballintoy.htm
Ancient Monuments (Picture)-- http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/antrim/dunseverick.html
Ireland WH Bartlett(c1840) (Picture) -- http://www.oldprints.co.uk/prints/images/93232.htm
Northern Antrim 'Dunsverick Castle' -- http://www.northantrim.com/dunseverick.htm
Chez Nous Web site 'Dunsevrick Castle' -- http://www.chez-nousbb.co.uk/dunservick.htm
Clan kane Web Site 'O'Cahan Castles' -- http://www.clankane.com/Castles_OCahan.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Dunsilly (1) (Ring Fort) None Irish ring-fort - <c13th -- Posibly built Upper Toome Antrim, Dunsilly J14088890
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.aspIrish Excavation Reports 'Dunsilly' -- http://www.excavations.ie/Pages/Details.php?Year=&County=Antrim&id=5531
Dunsilly (2) (motte) None Motte - "The motte, some 4m. high and 8m. across the top." Built over an Irish ring-fort c13th -- Posible construction Upper Toome Antrim, Dunsilly J14088890
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Irish Excavation Reports 'Dunsilly' -- http://www.excavations.ie/Pages/Details.php?Year=&County=Antrim&id=5531
Dunsobairce (Dun Sovaric, Dun Sohbairche, "Fortress of Sobairce") (Ancient Fortress at Dunseverick Castle) None Ancient Fortress - c1500?BC -- Fortress Built by -- Sobairce, Ruler of the Kingdom of Dariada
???? -- Fortress received many visits by -- St. Patrick
870 -- Catle Stormed by -- Vikings
???? -- Castle Pludered by -- Mave, Queen of Connaught
924 -- Castle Stormed by -- Vikings
c1000 -- Fortress possesed by - O'Cathain family
c12th -- Castle Raided by -- The Norwegians
c12th -- Castle Taken by -- John de Courcy
c12th -- Castle burns down
Cary Billy, Feigh/Dunsevirk C98764458
Northern Antrim 'Dunsverick Castle' -- http://www.northantrim.com/dunseverick.htm
Clan MacInnes Web site 'Irish Dalriada' -- http://macinnes.org/dalriada.html
Sketches of Olden Days, Rev. Hugh Forde(1923) -- http://www.booksulster.com/library/sketches/dunseverick.php
Sketches of Olden Days, Rev. Hugh Forde(1923) -- http://www.booksulster.com/library/sketches/dunluce.php
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Flower Hill Castle None Castle - 1710 -- Castle founded by --Rev. Thomas Newton
c1800 -- Castle pulled Down --
Lower Dunluce Billy, Flower Hill C9338
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Galgorm Castle Full* Castle - "a 17th century bawn with a later house inserted into the centre of the bawn spanning the full width. The rectangular bawn with four flankers is roughly aligned N-S. No trace remains of the N wall of the bawn which has been replaced by a modern wall with an entrance gap.." 1618 -- Constructed by -- Sir Faithful Fortescue
c1645 --Purchased by -- Dr. Colville
1690 -- Headquarters of -- Duke of Würrtemburg, Williamite General
1837 -- Castle Modernized and Enlarged -- Earl of Mountcashel
Lower Toome Ahogill/Ballymena, Galgorm D08180228 Golf Club Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/ahoghill.htm
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/galgorm.htm
Ulster Archetectural Heritage Society 'Antrim and Ballymena' (Detailed Description) -- http://freespace.virgin.net/mp.hearth/Antrim.html
Galgorm Castle Golf Club Web Site (Picture) -- http://www.galgormcastle.co.uk/
Antrim Web Site 'Contemporary Cullibrachey' (Picture)-- http://www.antrim.net/cullybackey/contemp2.htm
Art History Club 'Ballymena' -- http://www.arthistoryclub.com/art_history/Ballymena
Clan Colville Castles -- http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Cathedral/5763/castle.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Garron Tower Full* Promontory Fort - 1848-50 -- 'New House' Built by -- Frances-Anne, Marchioness of Londonderry
1851 -- Oppened as 'Grammer school for boys' by -- Bishop Dan Mageean
Lower Glenarm Ardclinis, Galboly Lower D30102395 Catholic grammar school St MacNissi's College 'Garron Tower' -- http://www.stmacnissi.com/gtower/garron.html
http://www.ushistoricalarchive.com/photochroms/1260.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Glenarm Castle (1-Medieval) None Castle - "The town hall is traditionally held to have been built on the site of this late medieval castle" c1260 -- Castle built by -- John Bisset
c1495 -- Castle taken by -- O'Donnalls (
c1636 -- Castle Leased to -- Mr. Donaldson
Lower Glenarm Tickmacrevan or Glenarm D31051507
Glenarm Castle Web site -- http://www.glenarmcastle.com/aboutus.php
Antrim Web Site 'Glenarm Castle' -- http://www.antrim.net/glenarm/glenarm_castle.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Glenarm Castle (2-Jacobean) None Castle - "It was the same square building we see today, but no architectural details remain apart from a coat of arms now incorporated in the 'Barbican' gateway. It was probably a plain Irish Jacobean building with simple mullioned windows and few embellishments." 1636 -- Castle Built by -- Randle McDonnel, knight Earl of Antrim
1642 -- Castle Burned by -- Scotish Army
1660 -- Residence taken by -- Mcdonnells, Earls of Antrim
Lower Glenarm Tickmacrevan or Glenarm D 309150 Private Glenarm Castle Web site -- http://www.glenarmcastle.com/aboutus.php
Antrim Web Site 'Glenarm Castle' -- http://www.antrim.net/glenarm/glenarm_castle.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Glenarm Castle (3-Gothic) Full* Fortified House (Gothic Style) - "transformed the ruin into a Palladian mansion. The main front had an eccentric appearance, for its entire fenestration consisted of three-light Venetian windows...Curved colonnades swept forwards on either side, ending in pavilions with pyramidical roofs… The seaward facing facade was topped by a turreted and crenellated pediment, giving it a modestly 'Gothick' air. Houses…" 1756 -- (Re-)Built by -- McDonnells
1929 -- Fire damages castle
1936 -- Castle Rebuilt
1965 -- Fire damages castle (servents wing demolished)
Lower Glenarm Tickmacrevan or Glenarm D 309150 Private Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/tickmacrevan.htm
BritWeb 'Ballycastle' -- http://www.britweb.com/n-ireland/antrim/ballycastle.html
Glenarm Castle Web site -- http://www.glenarmcastle.com/aboutus.php
Antrim Web Site 'Glenarm Castle' -- http://www.antrim.net/glenarm/glenarm_castle.htm
Irish Pictures 'Glenarm Castle' (Picture)-- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/other/abl/etext/irish/pictures203/p391.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Goban-saor Castle (Gobban-saor Castle, Cloughneeingoban) Ruin Church - "church formerly called Cloughneeingoban and lately Gobbin's Heir Castle was substituted for it. Dr. Reeves's antiquarian knowledge enabled him at once to see that the term Castle was a complete perversion, as every feature of the spot is indicative of an ecclesiastical character…"
Cary Ballycastle/Ramoan, Drumeeny D13253876
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/ramoan.htm
Diocese of Down and Connor … 'Parish of Ramoan' -- http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/ramoan.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Green Castle (Castlegreen) None Tower-house - "There are several references to the castle, recording masonry, with 'very high & deep outworks'. The location of these is not recorded.No archaeological remains were visible." c1780 -- Residence of -- Grimshaw Family Upper Belfast Shankhill, Belfast J34127926
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antbelfast.htm
John C. Stewart Diaries 'Visit to Irish Grimshaws (1865)' -- http://www.grimshaworigin.org/WebPages/JohnStewartDiary.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Harryville Motte None Motte and Bailey - "Well preserved truncated conical mound with flat top with damage to its otherwise uniform steep sides at N and S. A ditch encircles the mound and is itself encircled by a massive outer bank. The bailey at SE is a high rectangular platform with a perimeter bank."
Lower Antrim Ballyclug/Ballymena, Ballykeel D11220260 State Care Balymena Town History -- http://www.ballymena.gov.uk/historyandheritage.asp
Ballymena's History & Links (picture)-- http://members.chello.nl/m.nieuwenhuis11/di/ballymena.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Hilsbrowe Fort None Fort - "...a stronge forte buylte upon a passage on the playnes of Moylon with a stronge palisade & a drawbridge called Hilsbrowe. Within it is a fayre timber house walled with bricks & a towre slated..." 1641 - Destroyed by - Irish Rebels Upper Belfast Shankill, Malone Upper J32176911
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Innisloghlin Castle (Inisloughlin Castle) None Castle - "an ancient building said to belong to the O'Neills close to the main fort with a draw well which joined the river through a conduit, but not visible now." ???? -- Residence of -- Hugh O'Neills Upper Massereene Magheramesk, Inisloughlin J17386058
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/magheramesk.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Innisloghlin Fort (Inisloughlin Fort) None Fort - "The OS memoirs describe the fort as 40yds square with corner bastions, only the SE one survived in 1837. ...only the fall of the ground is discernible now..." ???? -- Residence of -- Hugh O'Neills
1602 -- Taken by -- Chichester
???? -- Granted to -- Sir Faulke Conway
1611 -- Fort expanded and repaired
c1803 -- Fort is leveled
Upper Massereene Magheramesk, Inosloughlin J17556065
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/magheramesk.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Island Magee Castle (Portmuch, Portmuck Castle) Ruin Castle - a stump of a castle gatehouse, 12-15ft high with a barrel vault over the ground storey. A sallyport built up the side of the cliff would give access by ladder to the sea. Originally the walls ran from the gatehouse to the cliff edge, but the structure has been much robbed of stone." c11th -- Posbly constructed -- Lower Belfast Island Magee, Portmuck D46100237
McGee Surname DNA Project -- http://www.mymcgee.com/
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Kilcreg fort None Ancient Fort - "the ruins of a fort...40yds in diameter, but now completely disfigured."
Cary Ballycastle/Ramoan, Kilcreg D12033983
Ballycastle in the 1830's -- http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/bcastle1830.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Killead Castle ("The Lodge") None Castle - "...only part of the walls & a cellar containing a well survive...the wall is now the gable of a cottage & the cellar is incorporated in a shooting lodge" ???? -- Occupied by -- Sir Nials O'Neill Lower Massereene Killead, Ballyginniff J11138092
UK DB of Historical Parks and Gardens UKPG -- http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/arch/landscapes/ukpg/sites/killeada.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Kilroot Bishop's House Ruins House and Bawn - "The bawn was 243ft x 204ft, with circular bastions; the S & W ones have disappeared & the N & E ones are damaged. The gable of the house, now in ruins, forms part of the graveyard boundary & had 3 storeys & an open courtyard the full length of the house, which was 60ft x 40ft." 1604 - Built by Lower Belfast Kilroot, Kilroot J45008948
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Kilwaughter Castle (1) None Tower-house - T-plan. "It was 4 storeys high with corner turrets. The N limb of the T contained a stair case, with an entrance on the ground floor, leading to a doorway into the main block. There was also a bawn NW of the tower-house, of which one wall and corner survive." c17th -- Built by -- Upper Glenarm Kilwaughter, Demesne D35650150
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Kilwaughter Castle (2) Partial* Mansion (Castlized) - "The house incorporating the tower-house is in a ruinous state; the roof has fallen in. The tower-house is still visible within the house" 1803 -- Built by -- John Nash
???? -- Residence of -- Agnew Family
c1940 -- Castle becomes temp military Base
1944 -- Castle Abondoned
Upper Glenarm Kilwaughter, Demesne D35650150 Private Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/kilwaughter.htm
BBC Online Your place & Mine 'Kilwaughter Castle' (Pictures and history)-- http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/yourplaceandmine/antrim/A1098713.shtml
Images of Old Ireland 'Kilwaughter Castle' (Picture) -- http://oldirishimages.com/irish%20life/castles/castles%20pages/AN429C.html
http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/arch/landscapes/ukpg/sites/kilwaugh.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Kilwaughter Mote None Mott - "This is a flat topped earthen mound surrounded by a ditch and outer bank"
Upper Glenarm Kilwaughter, Demesne D35750170
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Kinbane Castle (Ceann ban, Kenbane, Kenbaan, Mac Allister's castle) Ruin& Castle - "a curvilinear courtyard with a tower house at the SSW corner. The courtyard, 40m x 27m, is enclosed by a curtain wall. The tower is square, 6.8m externally & 4m internally, although the SE corner has dropped into the sea. Otherwise, it surivives to roof level (c.7m high) & consists of 2 storeys. The doorway is at ground level, in the centre of the N wall & there is a wall walk around the roof." 1547 -- Constructed by -- Colla Dubh MacDonnell
1551 -- Damaged by -- English troops
1555 -- Destroyed by -- English
???? -- Rebuilt by -- Colla Dubh MacDonnell
1558 -- Acquired by -- Sorley Boy McDonnell
???? -- Given to -- McAlisters
???? -- Purchased by -- Woodside family of Carnsampson
Cary Ballycastle/Ramoan, Cregganboy D08794381 State Care Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/ballintoy.htm
Library Ireland 'Kenbaan (Kenbane) Castle' (Sketch and history) -- http://www.libraryireland.com/articles/KenbaanCastleDPJ1-31/index.php
Ballycastle On-Line (Pictures and Brief history) -- http://www.ballycastle.free-online.co.uk/places/kenbane/kinbane.htm
Moyle Council Tourism (Picture) -- http://www.moyle-council.org/tourism/attractions.htm
MacDonnell of Leinster 'The Carolinginan Era' (picture and Family History) -- http://www.macdonnellofleinster.com/page_4g__carolingian_era.htm
Hugh A Boyd 'Old Ballycastle' (1968) (History) -- http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.starrs/ballycastle/boydbcastle.html
Foritier Online (Pictures and History) -- http://vancemcalister.homestead.com/FortiterOnlineA.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Lisburn Castle (1) (Castle of Lisnagarvey, O'Neill's Castle in Lisburn, Conway Castle) None Castle - "Very imposing was the appearance of the deposed O'Neill's residence which consisted of an immense pile of buildings situate on a mound that overlooked the valley through which the River Lagan ran and in its outward aspect seemed rather like some place of defence rather than the home of an Irish Prince. In its architecture the leading features were castellated turrets and high-peaked gables while right above the windows were numerous loopholes from each of which projected the muzzle of a cannon. The interior of the Castle, its living rooms, dormitories and audience chambers exhibited little, either in form of promotion or of comfort, carved panellings marked the finish of each apartment, and, as wood formed the principal fuel, the hearths occupied very large spaces." 1627 -- Castle Taken for -- Sir Fulke Conway
1641 -- Castle Attacked by -- by Sir Phelim O'Nial and Irish rebels
1650 -- Castle abondoned
1664 -- Castle pulled down by -- 3rd Viscount Conway
Upper Massereene Blaris, Lisbun J26946433
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://radiocarbon.pa.qub.ac.uk/local/townlands/Down/L/lisburn.html
Lisburn Web Site 'Historic Lisburn' -- http://www.lisburn.com/information/historic-lisburn.html
Lisburn Web Site 'History of Lisburn' -- http://www.lisburn.com/history/history_lisburn/history_of_lisburn.htm
Lisburn Historical Society 'Lisburn Castle and Cathedral' -- http://www.lisburn.com/books/historical_society/volume5/volume5_1.html
Conway Heartford Families -- http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~jennings/trevor/conway.htm
Smyth Family History (Dec 2004) -- http://www.zipworld.com.au/~lnbdds/home/davidsmyth/
Family Geneology 'Lord Edward Conway' -- http://www.ebcal.com/family/genealogy/bg-ped/282.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Lisburn Castle (2) (Conway Castle) (Manor House) None Mansion (Castlized) - " …the Manor of Killultagh. On this was built a castellated house.." 1664-77 -- House/CastleBuilt by -- 3rd Viscount Conway
1707 -- Fire destroys Town and Castle
Upper Massereene Blaris, Lisbun J26946433
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://radiocarbon.pa.qub.ac.uk/local/townlands/Down/L/lisburn.html
Lisburn Web Site 'Historic Lisburn' -- http://www.lisburn.com/information/historic-lisburn.html
Lisburn Web Site 'History of Lisburn' -- http://www.lisburn.com/history/history_lisburn/history_of_lisburn.htm
Lisburn Historical Society 'Lisburn Castle and Cathedral' -- http://www.lisburn.com/books/historical_society/volume5/volume5_1.html
Conway Heartford Families -- http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~jennings/trevor/conway.htm
Smyth Family History (Dec 2004) -- http://www.zipworld.com.au/~lnbdds/home/davidsmyth/
Family Geneology 'Lord Edward Conway' -- http://www.ebcal.com/family/genealogy/bg-ped/282.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Lissanoure Castle (1) (“little dun fort”, "Liosán Odhar", Lisanoure Castle, Lisamoure Castle, Lough Guile “the narrow lake” Castle) None Castle - c1300 -- built by -- Red Earl Upper Dunluce Loughguile, Castlequarter D06602437
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/loughguile.htm
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antrimcounty.htm
Lissanoure Castle Web Site (Pictures and History) -- 'http://www.lissanourecastle.com/'
North Ireland Castle Catalog (Pictures and Chronology) -- http://www.honestitsnorthernireland.com/CATALOG1/newfile49.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Lissanoure Castle (2) (“little dun fort”, "Liosán Odhar", Lisanoure Castle, Lisamoure Castle, Lough Guile “the narrow lake” Castle) None Castle - ???? -- Built by -- Sir Phillip Savage (in the reign of John)
1723 -- Purchased by -- Macartney Family
???? -- Residence of -- George, Earl Macartney
1829 -- Ruins of the castle removed
Upper Dunluce Loughguile, Castlequarter D06602437
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/loughguile.htm
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antrimcounty.htm
Lissanoure Castle Web Site (Pictures and History) -- 'http://www.lissanourecastle.com/'
North Ireland Castle Catalog (Pictures and Chronology) -- http://www.honestitsnorthernireland.com/CATALOG1/newfile49.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Lissanoure Castle (3) (“little dun fort”, "Liosán Odhar", Lisanoure Castle, Lisamoure Castle, Lough Guile “the narrow lake” Castle) Full House (Fortified) -- "The ruins are of a fortified house and stable block with an interior courtyard, set on a platform defined by a much landscaped curvilinear scarp on average 2m high." 1847 -- Explosion Damages castle Upper Dunluce Loughguile, Castlequarter D06602437 Private Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/loughguile.htm
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antrimcounty.htm
Lissanoure Castle Web Site (Pictures and History) -- 'http://www.lissanourecastle.com/'
North Ireland Castle Catalog (Pictures and Chronology) -- http://www.honestitsnorthernireland.com/CATALOG1/newfile49.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Moore Fort Moat None Rath -- "It appears to be quite large suggesting this may be a rath"
Upper Dunluce Ballymoney, Drumaheglis C90672560
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/bmoney.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Moses Hill's House Not Found Fortified House and Bawn - "...a stronge house of stone 56ft longe & entendes to make it two stories and a halfe high... & to buylde a good bawne of lyme & stone aboute it".
Upper Belfast Shankill, Malone Lower J335713
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Mount Hamilton castle None Castle - "On a gentle eminence, near the centre of the parish, are some remains of Mount Hamilton castle, in front of which was the lake [Mount Hamilton Lough]." "O'Laverty recorded a 'fortified island'... in Lough Hardwarnes.
Kilconway Killagan, Mount Hamilton D07241912?
Samuel Lewis (1837) {Find "Killagan"} -- http://www.booksulster.com/library/topog/k4.php
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Mount Hamilton Fort None Fort - "a large circular earthwork, called Mount Hamilton Fort"
Kilconway Killagan, Mount Hamilton D06411995?
Samuel Lewis (1837) {Find "Killagan"} -- http://www.booksulster.com/library/topog/k4.php
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Moyessit tumuli[Ancient Grave Mound]
Cairn -
Lower Toome Ahoghill or Maghrahogill, Moyessit

Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/ahoghill.htm
Olderfleet Castle (Larne Castle, Castle of Corran/Corrain/Curran) Ruin& Tower-house - "This tower-house is shown on Speed's map (1610) as 'Coraine', though it is now known as 'Olderfleet' (N.B. not to be confused with 'Olderfleete' Castle). The once square tower is believed to have been built as a defended warehouse & watch tower. The NW & SW walls are largely destroyed. "The interior seems to be divided into 2 main rooms, with an inner partion wall. The main entrance is near the E side of the SW wall. It is believed to have been 4 storeys high." c13th -- Founded by -- Bisset
???? -- Castle Taken by -- ? (the crown)
1569 -- Castle fortified by -- Sir Moyses Hill
1597 -- Castle Claimed by -- Sorley Boy Mcdonnell
1598 -- Castle Dismanteled
1612 -- Castle Granted to -- Sir Aurthor Chichester
1798 -- Castle and town attcked by -- The Rebels
Upper Glenarm Larne, Corran D41330165 State Care Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/larne.htm
Norther Ireland Towns 'Larne' (Picture) -- http://ni_towns.tripod.com/larne/olderfleet_castle.html
Irish Geneology ' Larne 1881' (History) -- http://larne.irishgenealogy.net/larne1888_1.html
Imagery 'Olderfleete Castl , Larne' (Picture) -- http://www.irishimagery.com/html/bankdetail.asp?ID=2681
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Olderfleete Castle None Tower-house - "a tower-house was shown on Speede's map (1610) as Olderfleete Castle at the mouth of the Larne River, on its left bank. The precise location is uncertain. "
Lower Belfast Inver or Larne, Larne D40050240
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
OldStone Hill (Oldstone Castle, ?Clogh Castle) None Castle - "the castle was burnt in 1798 after the encounter at Antrim to prevent its being used by the rebels." ?1641 -- Castle taken by -- Irish (Toole McHugh O'Hara)
1798 -- Castle Burned by
Lower Massereene Grange of Muckmore, Oldstone J16288408
McGee Surname DNA Project -- http://www.mymcgee.com/
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Portglenone Castle ('Fort of Eochain's Meadow" Former site of O'Neils Castle,) None Castle - "There are now no visible remains of this fortification..." 1197 -- Castle Built by -- John de Courcy
1779 -- Demolished by -- Charles Hamilton
Lower Toome Portglenone, Garvaghy C97700379
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/portglenone.htm
Portglenone: Port Chluain eoghain History -- http://www.portglenone-cce.fsnet.co.uk/hist.html
BBC Web Site 'The River Baan, Northern Ireland' -- http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A740512
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Portmore Castle (1) None Castle - "… the site of a more ancient fortress."
Upper Massereene Ballinderry, Portmore J12156845
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/ballinderry.htm
The Fiddler's Companion: BONNY PORTMORE, Edward Bunting (1840) -- http://www.ceolas.org/cgi-bin/ht2/ht2-fc2/file=/tunes/fc2/fc.html&style=&refer=&abstract=&ftpstyle=&grab=&linemode=&max=250?Portmore
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Portmore Castle (2) None Castle - "… it contained accommodation for two troops of horse, with a range of stabling 140 feet in length, 35 feet in breadth, and 40 feet in height; the remains consist only of the ancient garden wall, part of the stables, and the ruins of one of the bastions." 1664 -- Castle erected by -- Lord Conway
1761 -- Castle Removed
Upper Massereene Ballinderry, Portmore J12156845
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/ballinderry.htm
The Fiddler's Companion: BONNY PORTMORE, Edward Bunting (1840) -- http://www.ceolas.org/cgi-bin/ht2/ht2-fc2/file=/tunes/fc2/fc.html&style=&refer=&abstract=&ftpstyle=&grab=&linemode=&max=250?Portmore
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
PortRush Castle (1) None Castle - "The castle was built between 1602 & 1605 & was destroyed in 1642 by General Monroe. There is tradition of an earlier castle at the site, destroyed c.1584." 12th -- Constructed by --
1584 -- Destroyed by --
Lower Dunluce Ballywillin, Portrush C85494091
CRONACA (May 22, 2003) -- http://www.cronaca.com/archives/week_2003_05_18.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
PortRush Castle (2) None Castle - "The castle was built between 1602 & 1605 & was destroyed in 1642 by General Monroe. There is tradition of an earlier castle at the site, destroyed c.1584." 1602-1605 -- Constructed by --
1642 -- Destroyed by -- General Monroe
Lower Dunluce Ballywillin, Portrush C85494091
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Priory of Templepatrick, Order of St. John's (Became Upton Castle) Ruins Monestary - 1611-19 -- Converted priory to Castle -- Sir Robert/Humphrey Norton Upper Belfast TemplePatrick, Templepatrick J22808590
The Grange Family Tree -- http://www.rjbw.net/GrangeHIS.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Ram's Island Round Tower Partial* Round Tower - "the Round Tower which stands on top of a steep eminence near the east shore of the island. It is constructed from fairly small rounded stones which may well have come from the island's shores, and is forty three feet high, but was probably somewhat higher when it was originally built. The original doorway was about eight feet above ground level on the south side of the tower and is now built up; a more recent one at ground level on the west side was built up in the late 1960s to give the tower extra strength.Two fairly small windows survive further up the tower."
Upper Massereene Glenavy, Ram's Head Island J09657211
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antrimcounty.htm
Lisburn Historical Society 'Round Towers in the Killultagh District' -- http://www.lisburn.com/books/historical_society/volume9/volume9_3.html
Rams Island Web site (Pictures) -- http://www.ramsisland.netfirms.com/
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Red Bay Castle (1) (Uaimhaderg) None Castle - c13th -- Stone Castle Constructed by -- John and Walter Bisset Lower Glenarm Layd, Red Bay D24292617
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antrimcounty.htm
The Clan Donald Society, Magazine No 12 (1991) Online -- http://www.clandonald.org.uk/cdm12a36.htm
Red Bay Castle (Picture) -- http://www.jesus-fish.net/Ireland/Cushe_1/pages/MVC-513S.htm
County Antrim Web Site 'Historical Sites to Visit in Glenarf' -- http://www.antrim.net/glenarrif/historical.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Red Bay Castle (2) (Uaimhaderg) Ruin Castle - "A motte and two irregular baileys on a promontory, possibly the site of a promontory fort" 1563 -- Constructed by -- McDonnell?
1565 -- Destroyed by -- Shane O'Neill
Lower Glenarm Layd, Red Bay D24292617
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antrimcounty.htm
The Clan Donald Society, Magazine No 12 (1991) Online -- http://www.clandonald.org.uk/cdm12a36.htm
Red Bay Castle (Picture) -- http://www.jesus-fish.net/Ireland/Cushe_1/pages/MVC-513S.htm
County Antrim Web Site 'Historical Sites to Visit in Glenarf' -- http://www.antrim.net/glenarrif/historical.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Red Bay Castle (3) Ruin Castle - "A motte and two irregular baileys on a promontory, possibly the site of a promontory fort" 1568 -- Rebuilt by -- Sorely Boy
???? -- Dismantled for Dunluce Castle --
Lower Glenarm Layd, Red Bay D24292617
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antrimcounty.htm
The Clan Donald Society, Magazine No 12 (1991) Online -- http://www.clandonald.org.uk/cdm12a36.htm
Red Bay Castle (Picture) -- http://www.jesus-fish.net/Ireland/Cushe_1/pages/MVC-513S.htm
County Antrim Web Site 'Historical Sites to Visit in Glenarf' -- http://www.antrim.net/glenarrif/historical.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Red Bay Castle (4) Ruin Castle - "A motte and two irregular baileys on a promontory, possibly the site of a promontory fort" 1604 -- Restored by --
1652 -- Destroyed by --Cromwell
Lower Glenarm Layd, Red Bay D24292617
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antrimcounty.htm
The Clan Donald Society, Magazine No 12 (1991) Online -- http://www.clandonald.org.uk/cdm12a36.htm
Red Bay Castle (Picture) -- http://www.jesus-fish.net/Ireland/Cushe_1/pages/MVC-513S.htm
County Antrim Web Site 'Historical Sites to Visit in Glenarf' -- http://www.antrim.net/glenarrif/historical.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Redhall Tower-House (Ireww, Irwo, Irve, Temple Ichevecham)
Tower-House - "Tower house … on site of medieval parish church."
Lower Belfast Templecorran, Redhall J44939501
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Retreat Castle Ruins Village - "There are at least thirteen structures, either rectangular or square, in varying states of preservation."
Lower Glenarm Layd, Retreat D20382421
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Shane’s Castle (castle of Edenduffcarrick) Ruin Castle - "These are the poorly preserved ruins of a sucession of castles. The earliest structure visible is a central tower-house which has been extensively repaired & altered, with later buildings adjoining & around it. The majority of these date to C18th & 19th. Only 3 walls of the tower-house survive & at least one of these has been almost completely rebuilt. Later repairs & constructions have destroyed most of the original details of the tower-house. It is 5.3m x 6.6m wide internally with walls 1-1.5m thick. The interior is filled with rubble & scrub." ???? -- Founded by -- O'Neill of Clanaboy
1816 -- Destroyed by fire
Upper Toome Drummaul, Shane's Castle Park J11648798 Park Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/drummaul.htm
Oneal Web Site 'Shanes Castle in Ireland' (Castle/Family History) -- http://www.onealwebsite.com/oneall/castle.htm
Hugh the American Immigrant (Castle and Family History) -- http://home.cogeco.ca/~aoneill32/amhugh.htm
Photos of Shane's Castle -- http://www.well.com/~marlah/albumns/ireland/shanes.htm
http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/arch/landscapes/ukpg/sites/shanesca.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Staffordstown Castle Not Found Castle - "...the destruction of a 'guardhouse' & a 'castle' are recorded in detail in the 1837 OS memoir." 1641 - Destroyed by - Irish Rebels Upper Toome Duneane, Staffordstown J03778674
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Stormont Castle Full Castle - "The whole image and particularly the outline of the building, was given a "baronial" character with turrets, battlements, bartizans with conical caps, iron cresting and weather vanes. The Cleland Monogram was used on the shields held by the snarling stone gryphons which still guard the main entrance to the Castle, while the year, "1856 is set above the secondary entrance." 1830 -- Plain House built by -- Rev. John Cleland
1858 -- Converted house to Castle -- Cleland Family
Upper Belfast Belfast, Belfast

Stormont Castle Web Site -- http://www.nics.gov.uk/castle/castle.htm
Straboy Castle (McQuillan's Castle) Ruins Castle - "The motte summit appears to be circular or oval. A circular depression, giving the appearance of a bank from the interior, has been cut at the centre of the summit. The base of the motte is encircled by an overgrown ditch best preserved from N-E-S. At NE the motte ditch is adjoined by a large, lower-lying, flat-topped bailey." 1607 -- Granted "Ballymena Estate" [Clanagherty] to -- Roy Oge Mac Quillan Lower Toome Ahogill, Galgorm D07780205
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/ahoghill.htm
Ballymena Web Site 'History and Heritage' -- http://www.ballymena.gov.uk/historyandheritage.asp
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Tchevet Castle None Tower-House - "this tower-house was shown on Speede's map (1610) as 'Tchevet Castle'… The precise location of the site remains unknown."
Lower Belfast Inver or Larne, Larne D4102
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Toome Castle None Tower-house and Bawn - "… the E wall of the castle keep built of rough limestone with a rubble core and an external batter. At the N end stood the remains of an angled bastion..." "The castle remains constituted an 8m stretch of the east curtain wall with remains of a flanker bonded on to it at its north-east corner. The eastern curtain was 2m thick and survives to a height of 1.5m." " The well constructed flanker was originally five sided (the western side now destroyed), rising from a rectangular base 4m (north-south) x 2m (east-west) and with an offset plinth set on subsoil along its northern face. This gave it a stepped appearance and may indicate phases of rebuilding in the 17th century." 16th
???? -- Residence of -- Hamilton Family
1783 -- Castle Demolished
Upper Toome Duneane, Toome H98959026
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/t/toome.htm
A Short history of the Colquhoun and Hamilton Families -- http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/2064/calhoon.htm
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Database of Irish Excavation Reports 'Toome Castle' -- http://www.excavations.ie/Pages/Details.php?Year=1991&County=Antrim&id=3174
Trummery Round Tower Ruin Round Tower - "The Round Tower, which only survives to a height of six feet was linked to the north side of the sepulchral chapel by means of a short vestibule." " the tower stood approximately sixty feet high. A peculiar feature was that it had a rather chunky rectangular base protruding to the south and incorporating a low tunnel-like doorway, above which was the original doorway, set in its customary position eight or ten feet above ground level, the two being connected by a spiral staircase, some steps of which remain. Four windows facing the cardinal points of the compass were located near the top of the tower. The cap which was cupola-shaped was constructed of limestone slabs on concrete." 1828 -- Tower Collapses Upper Massereene Magheramesk, Trummery J17156225
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/ant/antrimcounty.htm
Lisburn Historical Society 'Round Towers in the Killultagh District' -- http://www.lisburn.com/books/historical_society/volume9/volume9_3.html
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp
Whitehouse Castle Partial Fortified House - "This bawn, which is now a gospel hall was described in the O.S.F.R. as 'a small dwelling house supposed to have been at one time fortified'. " c16th -- Constructed by
1574 -- Given to -- Mr Brunker by -- Elizabeth I
1604 -- Granted to -- Sir Aurthor Chichester
18th -- Residence of -- Grimshaw Family
Lower Belfast Carnmoney, Whitehouse J35108082
John C Stewart Diaries ' Visit to the Irish Grimshaws' -- http://www.grimshaworigin.org/WebPages/JohnStewartDiary.htm
Newtownabbey Online, Herritage Sites 'The White House, Whitehouse' (Picture and History) -- http://www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/heritage/sites/whitehouse.htm#
NISMR database -- http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/built/mbr/monuments_database/mons.asp

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