Narrow Water Castle

Map Reference: J127193 (3127, 3193)

This castle was built in the 1560s for an English garrison but was later taken over by the Magennis family. After James II's defeat in 1691 it was confiscated and granted to the Halls. It is a tower 11.2m x 10.1m. The entrance in the west wall is protected by a machicolation and a murder-hole. A straight stairway rises in the west and north walls to roof level.

The tower is three storeys high plus attic. It is vaulted above the first floor. It was extensively renovated in the 1960s when the roof was restored. The tower stands within a rectangular bawn, about 36m square with walls 0.6m thick & 2m high internally, but more on the outside where is rises from the shore.

Most of the bawn wall may be original but the gateway dates from the 19th century when the large house on the opposite side of the road was built.

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Ballynalacken, Co Clare Ballyportry, Co Clare Cratloemoyle, Co Clare Gleninagh, Co Clare Smithstown, Co Clare Ballinacarriga, Co Cork Carrickadroichid, Co Cork Dunmanus, Co Cork Buncrana, Co Donegal Audley’s Castle, Co Down Jordan’s Castle, Co Down Kilclief, Co Down Dunsoghly, Co Dublin Ardamullivan, Co Galway Drumharsna, Co Galway Feartagar, Co Galway Lydacan, Co Galway Ballymalis, Co Kerry Ballybur, Co Kilkenny Burnchurch, Co Kilkenny Foulksrath, Co Kilkenny Rockstown, Co Limerick Castlerea, Co Longford Ardee, Co Louth Killincoole, Co Louth Dunmahon, Co Louth Roodstown, Co Louth Termonfeckin, Co Louth Kildavnet, Co Mayo Kinlough, Co Mayo Rockfleet, Co Mayo Donore, Co Meath Lynch’s Castle, Co Meath Clonony, Co Offaly Shrah, Co Offaly Ballyfinboy, Co Tipperary Ballyvada, Co Tipperary Grallagh, Co Tipperary Graystown, Co Tipperary Lisronagh, Co Tipperary Moycarkey, Co Tipperary Tombrickane, Co Tipperary Syonan, Co Westmeath Tyrrelspass, Co Westmeath Kilcloggan, Co Wexford Rathmacknee, Co Wexford Taghmon, Co Wexford Threecastles, Co Wicklow

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