Map Reference: J497470 (3497, 3470)
This is a ruined 16th century tower-house which was inhabited into the 18th century. One corner of the building has fallen to reveal a cross-section of the castle.
The doorway in the NE wall has been rebuilt and gives access to the bottom of a straight mural stairway. This is protected by murder-holes at the bottom and at the top. The inner doorway at the ground floor opens into a chamber with a stone vault and many small gun-loops. Beyond this is a second similar chamber.
There were two rooms at the first floor and one of them had a fireplace. The second floor is reached by another straight stairway within the NW wall. There is another fireplace at this level.
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