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Monea Castle

Enniskillen

Description

Built for Malcolm Hamilton and completed in 1618, it has a Scottish look about it, with corner turrets at one narrow end of a rectangular four-storey building and with two massive full-height round towers having angular tops guarding the entrance at the other end.

This imposing structure stood in one corner of a walled bawn with rounded corner towers, one of which subsequently served as a dovecote. The castle fell briefly into Irish hands in 1641, and was held by Gustavus Hamilton, governor of Enniskillen in 1688. It appears to have been burned in the 18th century and was abandoned.

The Monument is situated on a privately owned working farm with livestock present and as such dogs are not allowed at Monea Castle for Health and Safety reasons. Farming requirements may on occasion result in varied opening and closing times than those advertised. There is no public right of way to the Castle.

Contact details

Monea
Enniskillen
County Fermanagh
BT74 8EQ
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9082 3207
Email: scmenquiries@communities-ni.gov.uk
Web: http://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/topics/historic-environment

Getting to the start by car:

Directions from Town:
On B81, 7 miles north-west of Enniskillen

Opening times:

Daily : 9am to 5pm

Price from £:

Admission Free.

Accommodation Facilities:
Parking Available