Monea Castle is situated where a Maguire castle would have been based prior to the Plantation and a crannog is still visible. Building begain in 1616. It had a bawn built later, in 1622.

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Founded: 1616
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Manu Antache (3 months ago)
Great castle to visit if you are passing around. Nice scenic views. ? recommend
Siomhaith Ni dabheid (3 months ago)
great castle in beautiful surroundings nice walkway up to it for buggies or wheelchairs
Chris Alexander (4 months ago)
This castle is hidden quite well out of the way but is nonetheless well worth searching out for a visit. The castle is in surprisingly good condition and has some lovely views over the surrounding area.
Marta Jo (5 months ago)
Stunning and quiet place. Such a gem not far from the main road
Lisa Fraser (7 months ago)
Love this castle. Easy and accessible and set on a beautiful piece of land. Stunning on a clear day. Few rooms to explore too.
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