Ballymoon Castle, Bagenalstown
Three to four km east of Bagenalstown and 32
km south west of Clonmore and similar to it, this ruined castle dates to the thirteenth-century. The castle is striking as it is unusual - comprises courtyard about 80 feet square, surrounded by granite walls, 8 feet iick and 20 feet high. Square towers project from three sides while a formidable gatehouse is the feature of the fourth. The interior of the castle is now bare but originally featured two-storey structures built up against the inner walls. The castle was most probably built by Roger Igod or by a member of the Carew family.
Access is direct from the Bagenalstown - Fenagh Road via a small timber footbridge.
Ballyloughan Castle, Bagnalstown
This castle was probably built in the thirteenth-century and consisted of a large open courtyard with a curtain wall
and a moat outside. Only a small square rower remains, as well as the entrance gate which flanked by two large rounded towers. The castle originally belonged the Kavanaghs before passing into the hands of the Bagenal family in nearby Bagnalstown and following this the Bruen family in the early nineteenth century .
Access is direct, on private land.
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