Inchquin Castle

Map Reference: X038748 (2038, 0748)

This is a 13th century keep which survives to just above first-floor level. It has a good base batter. The window openings in W, N and E have good splays but there is a large gap at the south. Opposite this gap is a large crack. The castle had a circular vault over the ground floor but only traces of the springing remain. A round tower at Inchquin is mentioned in 1321 and again in 1350 when it is described as ‘worth nothing as it wants great repair’. It may have been repaired in the 15th/16th century and was occupied into the 17th century. It is said that it was damaged by ‘Cromwell’s guns’ in 1649.

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