Doe Castle

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Creeslough, Ireland

Doe Castle Creeslough Reviews

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Feb 24, 2008
Doe castle sits on the shoreline in an inlet of Sheephaven Bay in a spectacular setting.

Doe Castle or Caisleán na dTuath, near Creeslough, Co. Donegal was historically a stronghold of Clan Suibhne, with Architectural parallels to the Scottish Tower house. Built in the 16th c. it is one of the better preserved fortresses in the North-West of Ireland. It was here that Owen Roe O'Neill returned in 1642 to lead the Irish Confederate Army during the Wars of the three kingdoms. The castle has undergone an extensive programme of repair and renovation and the keep and tower house section has been returned to its rendered and painted form. The Sweeney family regularly hold reunions at the site. Most recently in 2002, with family members from all over Ireland, Canada and the US attending. Whilst Doe is well loved and the Sweeney name well connected in north Donegal, the clan actually hail from the Western Isles of Scotland, with whom Donegal has long affiliation.
The landward side of the renovated…
hummingbird50 says:
Thanks for sharing these great stroies. I love learning the history. :)
Posted on: Mar 01, 2008
stonefinder1 says:
That is so cool Thanks a Million!!!!!!
Posted on: Feb 24, 2008
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