Sketrick Castle castle dates from the late 12th century. In the 14th century it was acquired by Sir Robert Savage. The Annals of the Four Masters record the capture of the castle in 1470 by an army led by the O'Neill to assist the MacQuillans. They took the castle and it was given to MacQuillan for safe keeping. It was intact until 1896 when a storm demolished much of it.

Sketrick Castle was four storeys high, with a boat bay and a stone subterranean passage discovered in 1957. It had four chambers at ground level, the largest with a vault constructed on wicker centring, as well as two brick-lined recesses, probably ovens. It has lintels running under the bawn wall to a chamber with a corbel over a fresh water spring. Parts of the bawn wall still survive to the north and east of the castle.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Dermot Giles (3 months ago)
The Castle was glourious beautiful sunshine people were 2 metres apart out on grass lawn very merry atmosphere
rocksie39 (3 months ago)
The views here are amazing , parking can be a problem on a busy day , but definitely worth a visit when out that way ,
Michael MC Connell (4 months ago)
Lovely wee spot to go when the weather is nice. You can walk up the fields and get a great view of the lough. Looks to be a great spot for some water sports/activities. Seen a few SUP's and jetskis out the last time we where here.
David Mcgarel (5 months ago)
Historic monument. Not much of a narrative on the plaque
Kenneth Reid (6 months ago)
Lovely spot for a coffee and chat and see the views and a walk
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