Historic Environment
Kilnasaggart Road
BT35 8JA

Additional information

Open to the public:

Yes, entry is free (Sometimes public access is restricted due to works for example. Check before you visit)

Grid reference:
SM number:
ARM 032:005

About Moyry Castle

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.

Other historic places you can visit:

Moyry Castle
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