The castle is set on a rocky height, overlooking the strategically important Moyry Pass (Bealach an Mhaighre), the Gap of the North. The small tower, three stories high, has rounded corners, gun-loops and a machicolation over the door. The two upper floors have fireplaces and windows, but the accommodation is unlikely to have ever been very comfortable. Fragmentary remains of the bawn wall survive. The castle was built in 1601 to secure the pass during Mountjoy’s northern campaign, but it had a short military life.
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