Kirkistown Castle

Cloghy, United Kingdom

Kirkistown Castle is an impressive three-storey tower house, built in 1622 by Roland Savage, a Norman landlord, at the site of a ninth-century round tower. It was occupied until 1731, when it was deserted. It post-dates the Plantation, but is fully in the late medieval tower-house tradition. Parts of the bawn wall survive with three-quarter round flanker towers at the angles. The tower was remodelled in Gothic style in 1800 by a Col. Johnston, and in 1836 some further work was performed by a very young Master Montgomery of Grey Abbey. The building was left, however, with a partial roof and broken windows, and the elements soon returned it to disrepair.

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Founded: 1622
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Daryn Hughes (2 years ago)
Friendly staff, good food, great value.
Tim Neill (2 years ago)
Mid march and the course is immaculate. Credit to the greens staff. Look forward to returning
Adrian Ritchie (2 years ago)
Perfect conditions and well maintained course nothing but praise for green staff and house staff
Susie Monteith (3 years ago)
We are not members but were welcomed and had a lovely lunch. Best scampi I've had in ages. Served by very good staff. Thank you.
Simon Newton (3 years ago)
Link's course with brutal rough. Some difficult approaches narrow gorse protected greens. As with Link's can be a bomb alley.
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