Doonagore Castle



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Doonagore Castle is a round 16th-century tower house with a small walled enclosure located about 1 km above the coastal village of Doolin in County Clare, Ireland. Its name may be derived from Dún na Gabhair, meani fort of the rounded hi tt of the gooonagore Castle is at present a private holiday home, inaccessible to the public.LocationDoonagore Castle sits on a hill overlooking Doolin Point and, along with a nearby higher radio mast, is used as a navigational point by boats approaching Doolin Pier. It is located in the townland Doonagore, parish of Killilagh, County Clare. It is generally considered to be located in the area known as the Burren.HistoryA castle was built on the site of an even earlier ringfort by Tadgh MacTurlough MacCon O Connor some time during the 14th century.The current structure likely dates from the mid-16th century. Unlike most tower houses in the region, this was built not from limestone but from sandstone drawn from the quarry of Trá Leachain about 2 km to the southwest.In 1570, it was owned by Sir Donald O Brien of the O Brien dynasty and in 1582 it was occupied by Brian MacCahill O Connor. In 1583, much of the property in the area was surrendered to the Crown and regranted to Turlough O Brien of Ennistymon. Doonagore soon fell to the MacClancy family, the hereditary brehons or lawyers of the O Briens.

Places Nearby

Auditorium

Doolin, Ireland

Auditorium, Bridge, Hotel

Bar

Cogans
main street, Miltown Malbay
Bar, Bar & Grill
Ritz Pub Lisdoonvarna
Lisdoonvarna
Bar

Beach

Liscannor Beach, Co Clare

Beach, Region, Sports & Recreation

Cafe

The Dolphin Take-Away/Cafe Miltown Malbay
Miltown Malbay
Cafe

Community Organization

Lisdoonvarna Tidy Town
The Square, Lisdoonvarna
Community Organization

Food & Beverage

Lisdoonvara
the square, Lisdoonvarna
Food & Beverage, Arts & Entertainment
O Connors Campsite
Doolin, Doolin
Food & Beverage

Gastropub

O'connors Pub Doolin

Gastropub, Bar & Grill
Wild Honey Inn
Wild Honey Inn, Kincora Raod, Lisdoonvarna Ireland
Gastropub, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel

Hotel

Bellbridge House Hotel
Spanish Point, Spanish Point Co Clare
Hotel, Bar, Restaurant
Burren Hostel
Lisdoonvarna
Hotel

Hotel & Lodging

Aille River Hostel
Doolin, Doolin
Hotel & Lodging

Inn

Vaughan's Anchor Inn
main street, Liscannor, Liscannor 065
Inn, Seafood Restaurant, Pub

Just For Fun

Cliffs Of Moher

Just For Fun

Landmark & Historical Place

The John P Holland Centre
The Mermaid House, Liscannor V95 DKF7
Landmark & Historical Place
Kilshanny
Kilshanny, Clare, Ireland
Landmark & Historical Place
Phare d'Inisheer

Landmark & Historical Place

Local Business

American bar..... Aran islands!!

Local Business
Loughwell Farm

Farm
Mc Ganns Pub
Doolin
Local Business
Mary Immaculate Secondary School
Lisdoonvarna
High School
Ballyvara House

Local Business
Annagh National School
Miltown, Malbay, Ennis, Ireland
Elementary School
Ailladie

Local Business
Mini Cliffs

Local Business
Fenore Camping Site, Co. Clare

Local Business

Marina

Mini Cliffs of Moher

Marina, Sports & Recreation

Ocean

Baby Cliffs of Moher

Ocean, Region, Professional Service

Professional Service

Telecoms Riggers
Kilcorcoran,Miltown Malbay Co Clare, Ennis, Ireland 0000
Professional Service, Business Service

Pub

Teach Ósta, Inis Meáin
Doolin
Pub
McGann's Pub
Roadford, Doolin, Doolin
Pub, Hotel & Lodging, Gastropub

Public Utility Company

Doolin Pier, Co. Clare
Doolin
Public Utility Company, Marine, Outdoor, Recreation & Fitness

Residence

Doonagore Castle

Residence
The Ballard Rd
Miltown Malbay
Residence

Restaurant

Kierans kitchen
Roadside tavern, Lisdoonvarna 000000
Restaurant
Old Bakehouse Restaurant
Main Street, Miltown Malbay
Restaurant

Restaurant Supply Store

Garrihy Seafoods
Doolin, Doolin Co Clare
Restaurant Supply Store, Grocery Store

Rock Climbing Spot

Ballyreane

Rock Climbing Spot

Tour Agency

Doolin Ferry
Bill O Brien THE Doolin Ferry Co., No 1 Doolin Pier,, Doolin Co. Clare, Ireland.
Tour Agency, Marine
Burren Tours
Doolin, Doolin N/a
Tour Agency