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Monea Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

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This is the most complete of several ruined stronghouse-and-bawn type castles built by English and Scottish plantation families in County Fermanagh in the early 17th century. The design reflects the Scottish origin of its Hamilton builder. It had a hall and chamber set over two cellars and a kitchen, plus bedrooms above. There were attic rooms, and at that level the two round towers at the west end have square caphouses, typically Scottish. The lower parts remain of the bawn wall with two circular corner flankers. Free access.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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