Ireland's History in Maps
The Castles of Ireland
Ulster Province : County Donegal
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 Parish/Townland Ord Residency Links
Aileach Fortress/Castle (Aileagh Fortress/Castle, Elagh Fortress/Castle) Ruin




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/muff.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/derry/templemore.htm
Ard Fothadh
A prehistoric or Celtic fort.



http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/a/ard_fothadh.htm
Assaroe Castle
Site of an early 13th century castle, destroyed a year after it was built. (Fry)

G 8662
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/a/assaroe.htm
Ballintra Castle
A motte with stonework from what may have been a small towerhouse.

G 9068
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/b/ballintra.htm
Ballyreagh Castle

McHenry



Ballyshannon Castle Ruin




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/bshannon.htm
Buncrana Castle Ruin A 14th century towerhouse, repaired in the 16th and 17th centuries. O'Doherty (c1340), Vaughan (1716)
C342326
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/bcrana.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/b/buncrana.htm
Buncrana Castle (Vaughan Castle) Full A 14th century towerhouse, repaired in the 16th and 17th centuries. O'Doherty (c1340), Vaughan (1716)
C342326
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/bcrana.htm
http://www.inishowenheritage.com/inishowen/images/buncrana/buncrana-castle-ruins.jpg
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/b/buncrana.htm
Burt Castle (Birt Castle) Ruin A 16th century "Z-plan" towerhouse. Or possibly a 14th century keep ! O' Doherty (1587), Chichester - late 16th century
C317193
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/burt.htm
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/donegal/burt.html
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/b/burt.htm
Caislean na Stucah (Caslanstoke?, Caslane stoke?) Run




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/clonmany.htm
Capel Moule Ruin




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/movillelow.htm
Carrick a Brakey (Carraic Brachaidhe, Carraickabraghy, Carrickbrahey) Ruin
O'Doherty (1608)


http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/clonmany.htm
http://www.clonmany.com/scenery/ccastle.shtml
http://dohertyclann.homestead.com/doagh.html
Castle Carey





http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/movilleup.htm
Castle Forward





http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/allsaints.htm
Castle in Templecarne (Templecoin or Termoncerin Magrath) Near the glebe-house Ruin




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/templecarne.htm
Castle Mac Swiney Ruin




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/dunkanely.htm
http://www.sweeneyclanchief.com/id23.htm
Castle Near Drummore and Lurgagh





http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/letterkenny.htm
Castle on summit of Slieve league Ruin




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/glencolumb.htm
Crohy Head
A Martello tower.



http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/c/crohy_head.htm
Doe Castle (Caislean na dTuatha, Castle Doe) Full* A 16th century towerhouse, much restored in the 19th century. Quin, MacSweeney, Harte -- 16th & 19th century Donegal C 0832
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/clondehorky.htm
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/6587/Doe.html
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/d/doe.htm
Doherty's Castle (O’Doherty Keep) Ruin




http://www.irish-architecture.com/buildings_ireland/donegal/buncrana/vaughan.html
http://www.inishowengroup.com/t2_castlebridge.htm
http://dohertyclann.homestead.com/doagh.html
Donegal Castle (O'Donnells Castle) Partial* A 15th century great tower, much altered in the 17th century. Hugh Roe O'Donnell (1474), Brooke -- 17th century Donegal G 9377
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/dgalpartown.htm
http://www.donegalbayseafaris.com/section-2.aspx?item_id=7
http://www.cobrasvt.freeservers.com/photo6.html
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/d/donegal.htm
Doon Fort ("The Bawan", "O'Boyle's Fort")

O'Boyle's island fort Lough Doon G700980
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/donegal/doon.html
Drumboe Castle Ruin




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/stranorlar.htm
http://www.finnvalley.ie/history/martyrs/story.html
Dunboy Castle





http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/letterkenny.htm
Dungloe Castle (Dún na Cloiche Glaise) Ruin




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/templecroan.htm
http://www.cgim.org/sweeneyclan/castles/dungloe.html
Faugher (Wray) Castle

O'Boyle (c1611) -- house and bawn



Fort Dunree
Fort Dunree - now a military museum .



http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/f/ft_dunree.htm
Glencolumbkille
Prehistoric ring-forts.



http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/g/glencolumbkille.htm
Glenveagh Castle Full*




http://62.73.177.39/en/HistoricSites/North/GlenveaghNationalParkDonegal/
Green Castle (formerly Northburgh) Ruin A 14th century stone enclosure castle, demolished in the 16th century. De Burgo (1305), O'Doherty -- 15th & 17th century Greencastle C653403
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/movillelow.htm
http://ni_towns.tripod.com/greencastle_donegal/gc_cas_ruins.html
http://www.irishsoldiers.com/Research/museum_list.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/g/greencastle.htm
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/donegal/greencastle.html
Grianan of Aileach (Sun Palace, Grianán Ailigh) Ruin A prehistoric (5th / 1st century BC) stone fort, the Celtic royal seat of the O'Neills, Princes of Ulster. McLoughlin, O'Neill -- early stone fort
C367198
http://www.irishsoldiers.com/Research/museum_list.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/g/grianan.htm
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/donegal/grianan.html
Inch Castle Ruin A 15th century enclosure containing a three-storeyed towerhouse. O'Donnell (1430s)
C 3222
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/inch.htm
http://dohertyclann.homestead.com/doagh.html
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/i/inch.htm
Kilbarron Castle Ruin Remnants of a 15th century stone enclosure castle. O'Sgingin, O'Clery -- 15th century Rossnowla G 8365
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/kilbarron.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/k/kilbarron.htm
Kit's Castle (near St. Catherine's Church, Castle near Killybegs) Ruin




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/killybegs.htm
http://www.tck.ie/about_killybegs.htm
Lifford Castle (Ballyduff and Liffer, Clonleigh) None




http://www.infowing.ie/seatofpower/power.html
Lough Eske Castle Full*




http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~donegal/lougheske.htm
http://www.premierpropertiesireland.com/castles.htm
Mongalvin (Mongavelin Castle)
A 17th century towerhouse. Stewart (c1620) -- strong-house
C 3506
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/m/mongavelin.htm
Raphoe Castle ("The Bishop's Palace" Ruins* A 17th century rectangular stronghouse with corner towers. Bishop Leslie (1630s)
C259028
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/dioraphoe.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/r/raphoe.htm
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/donegal/raphoe.html
Rathain Castle (Castle Mac Sweeny)





http://www.the-sweeneys.net/sweeney.htm
Rathmullin Castle (Castle Mac Sweeny)





http://www.the-sweeneys.net/sweeney.htm
Red Castle (formerly Caire MacEwlyn)

McLaughlin


http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/movilleup.htm
Termon Castle
A 17th century rectangular towerhouse within a bawn. MacGrath (c1615)
G 1066
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/t/termon.htm
Tuatha Toraighe or Tory Island (Castle Mac Sweeny)





http://www.the-sweeneys.net/sweeney.htm
White Castle (formerly Garnagall Castle)

McLaughlin


http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/don/movilleup.htm

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