Ireland's History in Maps
The Castles of Ireland
Ulster Province : County Cavan
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
Bailieborough Castle (1) None House and Bawn - "... a vaulted castle, with a bawn 90 feet square, and two flanking towers" 1610 - Grant given to - William Bailie
1641 - Castle attacked and captured by - Irish soldiers (under Colonel Hugh O’Reilly)
1641 - Castle vacated, left to - William Bailie
1666 - Castle inherited by - Hamiltons
1720 - Charter Granted to - James Hamilton
1724 - Castle sold to - Major Charles Stewart
1795 - Castle inherited by - Thomas Charles Stewart Corry
1814 - Castle sold to - Colonel William Young
c1830 - Bawn pulled down to expand house
Clankee Bailieborough/Moybologue, Bailieborough

Samual Lewis (1837) - http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/bboro.htm
Samual Lewis (1837) - http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/cavcounty.htm
Bailieborough Web site (Town and Castle History) - http://www.bailieborough.com/history/index.php
Bailieborough Castle (2) None House - 1830-76 - House Rebuilt by - Sir John Young
>1895 - Sold to - Sir Stanley Cochrane
???? - Sold to - Mr. W.L.B. Cochrane
1915 - Sold to - The Marist Brothers
1918 - Destroyed by Fire
Clankee Bailieborough/Moybologue, Bailieborough

Samual Lewis (1837) - http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/bboro.htm
Samual Lewis (1837) - http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/cavcounty.htm
Bailieborough Web site (Town and Castle History) - http://www.bailieborough.com/history/index.php
Bailieborough Castle (3) None House - 1920 - House partialy rebuilt by - The Marist Brothers
c1923 - Sold for Demolition -
Clankee Bailieborough/Moybologue, Bailieborough

Bailieborough Web site (Town and Castle History) - http://www.bailieborough.com/history/index.php
Ballyconnell Castle None Castle - "… a strong bawn 100 feet square and 12 feet high, with two flanking towers and a strong castle, three stories high, the whole occupying a site well adapted for the defence of the surrounding county." ???? - Built by - Capt. Culme and Walter Talbot (in the time of Jas. I)
<1764 - Destroyed by fire
Tullyhaw Tomregan,Ballyconnell

Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/bconnell.htm
Ballymagauran Castle (Lissanover Castle, Lios-an-uabhair, "the fort of Pride") Ruin Tower-House - "It was originally a tower of two stories…" ???? - built by Felim Magauran [MacGovern/McGovern]
c1650 - Destroyed by - Oliver Cromwell
Tullyhaw Templeport, Lissanover

Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/bmagauran.htm
Irish Customs and Cultures -- http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/ACounty/Cavan.html
Clan McGovern Network -- http://www.mcgovernonline.com/cfm.htm
Belturbet Castle (Caislen Tairbeirt, Turbet Island Castle) None Motte and Baily Castle - C16th - Built by - Hugh Connallach O'Reilly Lower Loughtee Belturbet, Turbet Island H 3617 Nature Park Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/bturbet.htm
Erne Heritage Tours -- http://www.erneheritagetours.com/guide_vicky.htm
The Good Castle Guide -- http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/t/turbet.htm
Brogan's Castle Not Found Castle - "… ancient Cavan contained another which tradition remembers to have been called "Brogan's Castle"
Upper Loughtee Cavan, Cavan

Al Beagan's "Genealogy Notes"-- http://www.rootsweb.com/~irlcav/tomregan.htm
Castle Aubigny
Castle - "At a commission held in Castle Aubigny (Shercock) in 1629 to enquire into the progress being made by Bailie and the other grantees..." ???? - Grant given to - Esme Stuart, Lord Aubigny Clankee Shercock, Shercock

Bailieborough Web site - http://www.bailieborough.com/history/history_3.php
TRAYNOR'S Web Page: Ulster Plantation -- http://www.angelfire.com/my/tray/ulster-2.htm
Castle Cavan (Walter Bradie's Castle) None Stone House [Possibly Tower-House] - 1610 - Charter granted - Walter Bradie (erected by Garrett Fleming) Upper Loughtee Cavan, Cavan

Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/cavantown.htm
Al Beagan's "Genealogy Notes"-- http://www.rootsweb.com/~irlcav/tomregan.htm
Castle Cosby (Castle Corby)
Castle - 1837 - Residence of - J. Whit-thorne, Esq.
1849 - Residence of - John E. Vernon
Clanmahon Kilmore, Crossdoney

Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/kilmorepar.htm
Caufield Home Page --
http://home.hawaii.rr.com/caufield/Caufield%20Home%20Page.htm
Anglo-Celt (Cavan, county Cavan March 2, 1849) -- http://www.irelandoldnews.com/Cavan/1849/MAR.html
Castle Hamilton (1) (Keelagh, Killagh, Killaugh Castle) Partial Castle - "The castle was four storeys with flankers and turrets for defense. It had a bawn 60 feet square surrounded by a wall 12 feet in height." 1610 - Grant given to - 'Sir Alexander Hamilton
???? - Residence of - Sir Francis Hamilton
1642 - Castle falls to - O'Reilly's
???? - Residence of - R. H. Southwell
1856 - Castle purchased by - James Hamilton
1911 - Castle burned by accidental fire
???? - Remains of Castle purchased by - Alan Kells
Tullyhunco Killeshandra/Killesandra,
Private Killshandra History -- http://www.iol.ie/~galwill/tourcas7.htm
Rick O'Reilly Web Site -- http://www.rickoreilly.com/
History of the Hamiltons of Castl Hamilton -- http://members.fortunecity.com/familyhamilton/APP6.html
Castle Hamilton (2) Full Mansion House - "The big house that replaced the estate house that was burned in the fire is now owned by Joseph Fletcher" >1911 - Mansion House in possession of - Joseph Fletcher Tullyhunco Killeshandra/Killesandra,
Private History of the Hamiltons of Castl Hamilton -- http://members.fortunecity.com/familyhamilton/APP6.html
Castle Saunderson Partial Castle - 1573 - Built by - Saunderson family
1977 - Castle sold
1990 - Castle sold to become a hotel
>1990 - Castle damaged by Fire
1997 - Castle and Estate sold to - Scouting Ireland
Lower Loughtee Annagh/Belturbet, Belturbet

Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/annagh.htm
Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/cavantown.htm
The Ireland Funds: The Castle Saunderson Project -- http://www.irlfunds.org/your_money_at_work/projects_saunderson.html
Castlerahan (Castleraghan, Castle of Rathain O' Raghallaigh, Caisleán Ráthain "Castle of the little rath. ") None Castle - "… the old castle of Rathain O' Raghallaigh which stood in what is now called the Moat in the heart of Castlerahan."
Castlerahan Castlerahan,

Cavan Clubs - http://cavan.gaa.ie/castlerahan.html
Cloughoughter Castle (Cloughtouthter) Ruin Round Tower-House - "The construction of the castle, in fact a circular tower house." "… it had loops but no entrance on the ground floor, three doorways and at least two windows at first-floor level and possibly a curtain wall on the west side." C13th - Built by - William Gorm de Lacy
C13th - Taken and added to by - O'Reilly
1607 - Castle Captured by - Sir Richard Wingfield
1607 - Castle Given to - Captain Hugh Culm
1641 - Castle Captured, used as prison by - O'Reilly
1653 - Castle taken by - Cromwell
1653 - Gunpowder used to "dismantle" Castle
De Lacy, O'Reilly -- 13th century round keep
Upper Loughtee Kilmore, Killekeen lake/Lough Oughter H3405 National Monument Irelands Eyes: Cloughoughter Castle, County Cavan -- http://www.irelandseye.com/aarticles/travel/attractions/castles/clogough.shtm
The Good Castle Guide -- http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/c/cloughoughter.htm
Triskelle Tourism: Killykeen Forest Park -- http://www.vincentpeters.nl/triskelle/attractions/killykeenforestpark.php?index=100.040.008.030.010
Ireland Now: Ruined Castles (Picture and History) -- http://www.ireland-now.com/ruins_c.html
Cormey Castle (1) (Cormee Castle, Fleming's Castle) Ruins Castle - "This land which contained an old round tower castle, called Cormey Castle. The main building was in ruins - destroyed during the Cromwellian War." ???? - Lands belonging to - O'Reilly Family
1607 - Castle Built by - Gerard Fleming
c1650 - Castle Destroyed
???? - Grant given to - Colonel Thomas Cooch
1699 - Castle inherited by - Mervyn Pratt
Clankee Enniskeen, Kingscourt

Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/kingscourt.htm
Samual Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/enniskeen.htm
Cabra Castle Web Site (history) -- http://www.cabracastle.com/
Cor Na Greine Tourist Attractions -- http://www.iol.ie/~cornagreine/tourist_attractions.html
Cormey Castle (2) (Cormee Castle, Cabra Castle ) Full* Castle - "… a superb baronial castellated mansion in the Norman style. of architecture 1808 - Appointed trustee of castle estate - Mr Henry Foster
???? - Cormey Castle "Rebuilt" by - Mr Henry Foster
1810 - Estate Taken over by - Mr. Augustus Foster
1813 - Castle sold to -Colonel Joseph Pratt
c1820 - Castle name changed to Cabra Castle
c1950 - Castle inherited by - Mervyn Sheppard
1964 - Castle Purchased by - Brenan Family
>1964 - Castle Renovated and Converted to a Hotel
1986 - Castle Purchased for private residence - Arab Group
1991 - Castle Purchased by - Corscadden family
>1991 - Castle Re-opened as Hotel
Clankee Enniskeen, Kingscourt
Hotel Samual Lewis (1837) - http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/kingscourt.htm
Samual Lewis (1837) - http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/enniskeen.htm
Cabra Castle Web Site (Picture and history) -- http://www.cabracastle.com/
Coroneary Castle
Castle - "... Anne, who married James Hamilton, third son of John Hamilton of Coroneary Castle, …" ???? - Residence of - John Hamilton Knockbride Clankee Knockbride, Coroneary

Bailieborough Web site - http://www.bailieborough.com/history/history_3.php
Croghan Castle (Castlecraig) None Castle - "It was 35 feet in height and surrounded by a wall 240 feet in circumference. ... The faint traces of both these castles are still discernible." 1610 - Grant given to - Auchmothy brothers
1610 - Land sold to - Sir James Craige
1642 - Castle falls to - O'Reilly's
Tullyhunco Kildallon, Croghan

Killeshandra History -- http://www.iol.ie/~galwill/seancill.htm
Carrigallan Online -- http://homepage.eircom.net/~carrigallen/killegar.html
O'Reilly Family History -- http://www.caer.connectfree.co.uk/history7.html
History of the Hamiltons of Castl Hamilton -- http://members.fortunecity.com/familyhamilton/APP6.html
Rick O'Reilly Web Site -- http://www.rickoreilly.com/
Crover castle Partial Tower-House - c1393 - Built by - Thomas O'Reilly Clanmahon Ballymachugh, Crover

Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/bmachugh.htm
O'Reilly Family History -- http://www.caer.connectfree.co.uk/history5.html
UK & Ireland Geneology: Ballymachugh -- http://www.sierratel.com/colinf/genuki/CAV/Ballymachugh/
Danish rath (1)
Rath
Castlerahan Castlerahan, Ballyjamesduff

Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/crahan.htm
Danish rath (2)
Rath
Castlerahan Castlerahan, Ballyjamesduff

Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/crahan.htm
Derryragh or Darragh fort ("altar of the oaks") Ruins Hill Fort -
Tullyhaw Templeport, hill of Darragh

Irish Culture and Customs -- http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/ACounty/Cavan.html
Cavan Tourism: The Archaeology of West Cavan -- http://www.cavantourism.com/history/Archaeology.htm
Townlands of Aughavas -- http://homepage.eircom.net/~aughavascloone/aughavas%20townlands.htm
Drumlane Church Round Tower Ruins Round Tower - "The oldest building on the site is a round Tower with round-headed door way and windows. On the north face, about six feet above the ground, are much weathered carvings of birds..." C13th - Founder - St. Mogue Lower Loughtee Drumlane, Drumlane H340122 National Monument The Good Castle Guide -- http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/d/drumlane.htm
Hibernia (Pictures) -- http://www.hibernia.info/index.asp?item=0&locID=4&plid=14
BMW Club: Photo Rally 2005 -- http://www.bmwmcc.co.uk/irish/photorally.htm
County Cavan - Heritage/Historical -- http://www.countycavan.com/cavan_heritage_crystal.htm
Al Beagan's "Genealogy Notes"-- http://www.rootsweb.com/~irlcav/tomregan.htm
Fort Frederick
Plantation House - "...the improvements of Fort-George the residence of the rector of the parish, and also with the plantations of Fort-Frederick…"
Castlerahan Castlerahan,

Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/crahan.htm
Anglo-Celt (1850) -- http://www.irelandoldnews.com/Cavan/1850/NOV.html
Fort George
Plantation House - "...the improvements of Fort-George the residence of the rector of the parish, and also with the plantations of Fort-Frederick…"
Castlerahan Castlerahan, Bally James Duff

Anglo-Celt (1850) -- http://www.irelandoldnews.com/Cavan/1850/NOV.html
Fort William
Rath -
Tullygarvey Drung, Drung

Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/drung.htm
Killykeen Forest Park ( Killeshandra Rath, "Church of the Old Fort")
Church and Ring Fort - "This church was sited on an old semi-circular 'rath' or fort overlooking the lake that is now-a-days known as the Town Lake."
Tullyhunco Killeshandra/Killesandra, Killeshandra

County Cavan - Heritage/Historical -- http://www.countycavan.com/cavan_heritage_crystal.htm
Killishandra History - http://www.iol.ie/~galwill/seancill.htm
Kilmore Castle Full Motte and Bailly - "Walter de Lacy constructed the motte and bailey in 1211 as part of a chain to control and contain the north for the Normans. Cathal O’Reilly dismantled the fort in 1224. It was rebuilt and today there remains an excellent example of a motte and bailey." C13th - Castle Built by - Walter de Lacy
1224 - Dismantled by - Cathal O’Reilly
???? - Rebuilt for Heritage
Upper Loughtee Kilmore, Kilmore H 3804
The Annales of Ulster and Loch Ce - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pillagoda/ch1-05.htm
Cavan Towm Local Attractions -- http://homepage.eircom.net/~cavanno1/local%20Attractions.htm
The Good Castle Guide -- http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/k/kilmore.htm
CHIPTIN.COM: Evolution of Irish Surnames -- http://www.chiptin.com/genealogy/irish/surnames.htm
Moneygashel Ring Fort Ruins Ring Fort - "The fort at Moneygashel consists of a circular stone wall, in places up to three metres thick. There are even two small staircases built into it."
Tullyhaw Killinagh, Moneygashel H058340
Irish Culture and Customs -- http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/ACounty/Cavan.html
Megalithic Portal -- http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=6333401
Cavan Tourism: The Archaeology of West Cavan -- http://www.cavantourism.com/history/Archaeology.htm
Muff Castle (Castle-Gearroid, Garrett's Castle, Castle of Clanchye) Ruins Castle - 1608 - Grant given to - Garrett Fleming Clankee Enniskeen, Muff

Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/enniskeen.htm
Al Beagan's "Genealogy Notes"-- http://www.rootsweb.com/~irlcav/tomregan.htm
Irish Identity: The fair of Muff -- http://www.hoganstand.com/general/identity/extras/heritage/stories/muff.htm
Mullach Castle None Castle - "The site of the castle on the western side of the lake is now occupied by the cottage of Mrs. Finlay" ???? - Erected by - Conor More O'Reilly
c1650 - Castle destroyed by - Cromwell
Castlerahan Mullagh, Mullagh

Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/mullagh.htm
Al Beagan's "Genealogy Notes"-- http://www.rootsweb.com/~irlcav/tomregan.htm
Tomregan Round Tower None Round Tower - "Nothing remains of the monastery except the base of a round tower" C7th - Founded by - St Bricin Tullyhaw Tomregan, Ballyconnell

Cavan Tourism: Churches and Abbeys -- http://www.cavantourism.com/history/Abbeys.htm
Tully Mongain Fort (Gallow's Hill, Castle Hill Fort) None Danish Fort - "there is a tradition that a castle stood within the circle of the fort. It is now called the Gallow's Hill but was anciently called Castle Hill."
Upper Loughtee Urney, Tullymongan

Al Beagan's "Genealogy Notes"-- http://www.rootsweb.com/~irlcav/tomregan.htm
Tullymongen castle (Tully Mongan, Tulach Mongain, Bally-Reilly Castle, "Castle of the Cavan", O'Reilly's castle) None Castle - "Aurelies (O'Reillys) castell on the hill over the Cavan." C13th - Castle built by - O'Reilly Family
1468 - Castle Burned by - English (under the Lord-Deputy Tiptoft, Earl of Worcester)
1487 - Residence of - O'Reilly Family
Upper Loughtee Cavan town

Samuel Lewis (1837) -- http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/cav/cavantown.htm
Cavan Tourism: Places, Village of Cavan -- http://www.cavantourism.com/places/villages/cavan.htm
Ireland for Visitors: Cavan, County of Contrasts -- http://www.irelandforvisitors.com/articles/cavan.htm
The Name Tully -- http://www.macatilla.net/Tully_name.htm
Al Beagan's "Genealogy Notes"-- http://www.rootsweb.com/~irlcav/tomregan.htm

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