Portaferry Castle


Map Reference: J593509 (3593, 3509)

This small 16th century tower-house was built by the Savage family. It is a square building with a small projecting turret at the south corner. It is three storeys high plus attic. There is no vault. Most of the eastern corner is ruinous.



The entrance at the base of the turret is protected by a small machicolation. Entrance to the ground floor chamber is protected by a murder-hole. A curved stairway within the turret rises to first floor level and a spiral stairway in the west corner continues to roof level.



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