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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Ricky Grainger (18 months ago)
Lovely place
Gwyn Brewer (19 months ago)
Not much to do but kids loved it
N McG (2 years ago)
Historical ruin. Good wee walk around
John Berry (2 years ago)
Fantastic little ruin. Worth a trip even if it's for the cakes up at Little Eddy at the top of the hill
John McElreavey (2 years ago)
There is little to see at the castle but the walk around and over the island is superb
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