H3507 : Clogh Oughter Castle

taken 12 years ago, near to Gartbrattan and Killykeen, Cavan, Ireland

Clogh Oughter Castle
Clogh Oughter Castle
Clogh Oughter Castle is situated on an island on Lough Oughter. The Anglo Normans built this round tower in the 12th or 13th century when they tried to conquer the East Breifne area. It was once the stronghold of the O'Reilly Clan, rulers of East Breifne and used as a prison for the rest of the middle ages.

Lough Oughter played a pivotal role in the 1641 Rebellion. The castle was one of the last confederate strongholds to surrender in Ireland to the Cromwellian forces in 1653.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 19 July, 2009
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! H 357 078 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:1.1395N 7:27.3296W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! H 355 077
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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