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Carrickabraghey Castle
Inishowen, Co. Donegal
Hidden gem
Free to visit
Free car parking
Built in the 16th century situated on a rocky outcrop overlooking Trawbreaga Bay, It is one of four remaining O'Doherty Castles in the Inishowen Peninsula and it was occupied by Phelim Breaslaigh O'Doherty in 1600.

A large rock, named the Friars Rock in the Isle of Doagh in County Donegal, stands the ruin of Carraickabraghy Castle. The translation of the Irish name into English is Castlebrack.

Between the 9th and 13th century Inishowen was divided into three sectors, Aileach, Bredach and Carraic Brachaidhe (Carraickabraghy) which is situated in the west of Inishowen.

The castle was last inhabited in 1665. The structure of the castle included an oval bawn and towers seven circular towers. The bawn and towers enclosed a keep. To the south of the keep stood a small tower which is believed to have belonged to a church. The walls of the castle are 3 ft 9 inches wide. To the south of the bawn an abundance of sandhills now exist.

Contact details
Unnamed Road, Carrickabraghy, Carrickabraghy, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 20 to 30 minutes here.

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