Doe Castle, Creeslough

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Doe Castle, or Caisleán na dTuath, near Creeslough, County Donegal, was the historical stronghold of Clan tSuibhne (Clan MacSweeney), with architectural parallels to the Scottish tower house. Built in the early 15th century, it is one of the better fortalices in the north-west of Ireland. The castle sits on a small peninsula, surrounded on three sides by water, with a moat cut into the rock of the landward side. The structure consists mainly of high outer walls around an interior bawn with a four-storey tower-house/keep.
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  • Came across this castle by accident. There is a viewpoint of it when driving out of Cresslough and then you follow narrow roads up to it. A small castle which is free to visit and makes for an...  more »
  • It was a brilliantly sunny morning so on impetus we decided to make a detour on our drive home from Dunfanaghy. Doe Castle is quite a distance down perilously narrow roads off the main route to...  more »
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  • Nice spot but not much else here.
  • Beautiful place.. amazing history and brilliant guides
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