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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stephen doyle (7 months ago)
Cool castle that you can drive within 300 meters of. Lovely and peaceful location and the castle is brilliant to see the old construction methods.
Rick T. Wilson (9 months ago)
Perhaps the best castle in Fermanagh and an easy drive from Enniskillen. If you want a true castle experience and one you can walk though, this is it. The gate looks locked, but it’s not. Just wow! And no one was there — on a weekend!
Monica Stevens (2 years ago)
The grounds are beautiful and well kept. There is an electric gate that closes at 6pm as of posting this, so make sure you’re out by 6!! A beautifully preserved part of Irish history. Beware: my daughter came into contact with what I believe was a Nettle plant and had a pretty good local reaction. Don’t touch the plants within the castle if you can help it! :-)
Alan Briggs (2 years ago)
Reasonably well preserved remains of an early 17th century castle, not much else to do here, but it is kept clean and presentable. We only stayed for 15 minutes. Mind your head if braving going down into the cellar, people from the 1600's must be much smaller than today.
Daniel Mag Uiginn (2 years ago)
Great place to visit and a stunning castle ?. Parking is adequate and good access to the monument
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