Ireland's History in Maps
The Castles of Ireland
Leinster Province : County Laois
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
Aghaboe Moat ("rath of Lara","moat of Monacoghlan") Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/aghaboe.htm
Aghamacart castle (Aughmacart Castle, Arrahmacart Castle) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/aghmacart.htm
http://www.dowlingfamily.info/p_queenco.htm
Ballagh Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/rdowney.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
http://www.dwyerclan.com/O_Dwyer_Castles_List.htm
Ballaghmore Castle (Borris-in-Ossory castle, Burros-in-Ossory Castle, Ossory Castle) Full*
Fitzpatrick -- (1480) Ballaghmore
Hotel http://www.castleballaghmore.com/
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/binossory.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/kyle.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/kilk/dioossory.htm
Ballinakill Castle Ruin




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/ballinakill.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/dysartgallen.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/clonaslee.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
http://www.henneberry.org/dunn/history.htm
Ballyadams Castle Partial*


S629908
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/laois/ballyadams.html
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/ballyadams.htm
http://homepage.eircom.net/~walkingways/lochist.html
http://members.fortunecity.com/chtii/irish/laoisoff/
Ballyadams Castle (old) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/ballyadams.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
Ballybrittas Castle (Brittas Castle) Ruins*




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/bbbrittas.htm
http://www.dunnes.net/harry/pages/o499trip.html
http://www.clonaslee.net/tourist-info-page11448.html
http://members.fortunecity.com/chtii/irish/laoisoff/
Ballygihin Castle (Ballygihen Castle) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/aghaboe.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
Ballykealy castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/killeen.htm
http://www.irishmidlandsancestry.com/content/laois/community/parishhistories/durrow_parish.htm
Callohill Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/kilk/durrow.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/durrow.htm
Castle Clonrear Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/portlaoise.htm
Castle Cuffe (Castle Cuff, Ballenasagarte, Tinnehinch Castle) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/kilmanman.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
http://www.irishmidlandsancestry.com/content/family_history/families/odunne.htm
Castle Durrow Full



Hotel http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/durrow.htm
Castlebrack Castle (Carraickabraghy Castle) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/cbrack.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
http://www.dunnes.net/harry/pages/o499trip.html
http://www.clonmany.com/scenery/ccastle.shtml
Castlefleming None




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/rdowney.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
http://www.irishmidlandsancestry.com/content/laois/community/parishhistories/rathdowney_parish.htm
Castletown Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/offerlane.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/ctown.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
http://laoistourist.com/towns/castletown/
Clara Hill Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/clonaslee.htm
Clonbyrne Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/rdowney.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
Cloneurse castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/kyle.htm
Coolkerry Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
http://www.irishmidlandsancestry.com/content/laois/community/parishhistories/rathdowney_parish.htm
Cullahill castle Ruins 15th century) nearby.



http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/aghmacart.htm
http://www.irishmidlandsancestry.com/content/laois/community/parishhistories/durrow_parish.htm
http://www.eternallyronan.com/walk_ireland_2005.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/k/kilbreedy.htm
Dunamase Castle ("Rock of Dunamase") Ruins The remains of a rectangular great tower and stone curtain, probably of Anglo-Norman origins. Marshall, de Braose (c1235), O'More
S 5298
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/dysartenos.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
http://www.dowlingfamily.info/Pdunamase.htm
http://homepage.eircom.net/~dunamase/Dunamase.html
http://www.dowlingfamily.info/p_queenco.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/d/dunamase.htm
Fermoyle castle






Garran castle (Garranmaconly ) Ruins




http://www.irishmidlandsancestry.com/content/laois/community/parishhistories/borris_parish.htm
Gortnaclea castle (Gortneclay Castle) Partial




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
Gortnalee Castle (Gortneleahie Castle) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/aghaboe.htm
Grange Castle





http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~walsh/history/carrigan-history.html
Grangemore castle





http://www.irishmidlandsancestry.com/content/laois/community/parishhistories/borris_parish.htm
Grantstown castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/bordwell.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
http://www.rootsweb.com/~irlkik/pics/c_grantstown_castle_1791.jpg
Hovendon Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/kilabin.htm
Kilbreedy Castle (Kilbredy Castle) Ruins A main FitzPatrick stronghold.



http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/bordwell.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
http://www.irishmidlandsancestry.com/content/laois/community/parishhistories/aghaboe_parish.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/k/kilbreedy.htm
Killanure castle (Keylanure Castle) Ruins




http://www.irishmidlandsancestry.com/content/laois/community/parishhistories/camross_parish.htm
Killeany Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/killeany.htm
Killeshin Castle
A 12th century motte and bailey castle.

S 6777
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/k/killeshin.htm
Lavagh Castle
Site of a motte castle.

S 3283
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/l/lavagh.htm
Lea Castle Ruins Ruins of a 13th century great tower with circular corner towers, curtain walls and a gatehouse which was later converted into a second great tower. Marshall (1203), de Vesey, Fitzgerald, Butler
N 5712
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/parlington.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
http://www.humanitas-international.org/perezites/families/dempsey/ireland-lea.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/l/lea.htm
Maryborough castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/portlaoise.htm
Miltown Castle (Ballyvuilling) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/rspeck.htm
Moate Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/dysartgallen.htm
Morett Castle (Moret Castle) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/cbanagher.htm
http://www.dowlingfamily.info/p_queenco.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/straboe.htm
Mountrath Castle (Moynrath Castle, "fort in the bog", Castlecoote) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/mountrath.htm
http://www.iol.ie/~stfintan/Mountrath%20Parish/M-Parish.htm
Mundrehid Castle Ruins




http://www.irishmidlandsancestry.com/content/laois/community/parishhistories/borris_parish.htm
O'Mores Castle None




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/stradbally.htm
Rathspeck Castle (Coblerís Castle) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/ballyadams.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
Reban Castle
Site of an early motte castle.

S 5898
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/r/reban.htm
Rushall Castle (Ruish-hall Castle) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/offerlane.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
Shane Castle (Sion Castle, Shehan Castle) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/cbanagher.htm
Shara castle (Lion Castle, Shelaw castle) None




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/straboe.htm
http://www.irishmidlandsancestry.com/content/laois/a-z/laois_o-v.htm
Sharahane Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/offerlane.htm
Shean Castle (Sim castle) Ruin




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
Shrule Castle (Shruel Castle) Partial




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/shruel.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
http://www.heritagecouncil.ie/publications/stone/site48.html
Timahoe Castles
A 12th century motte and a stone towerhouse.

S 5390
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/t/timahoe.htm
Timahoe Round Tower
Round Tower

S537902
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/laois/timahoe.html
http://roundtowers.org/roscrea/index.htm
Watercastle Full




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/laois/laoiscounty.htm
http://members.fortunecity.com/chtii/irish/laoisoff/

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