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Address: Castleview Easkey, Sligo, Ireland
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Beautiful landscape, intact stairwell to the top!

Pictures can say more than I could put to word. I've been to quite a few of these old castles and always tried to picture how they were laid out inside but as most are in total... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 August 2016
bored_nicka
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Pictures can say more than I could put to word. I've been to quite a few of these old castles and always tried to picture how they were laid out inside but as most are in total disrepair it is somewhat difficult but I loved (and my kids) the fact we could go up the old stairwell and reach the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Love the castle here in Easkey, and the flag that the LEAP project put up is really lovely.. Hopefully we can do more about preserving the castle.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Old shell of a house castle/watch tower literally right on the waterline! The public restrooms are a disaster! Filthy is too nice of a word to even describe the terrible conditions in them! Lets say you will probably skip using them!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

The castle was built in 1207 by the O'Dowd family in 1477. They lived in the castle until the castle was overrun during the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland 1642. The castle was subsequently garrisoned by the Williamite army during the Williamite wars in Ireland (1688 to 1691) and ceased to be used afterwards. The tower remains although most of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

O'Dowd Castle Built in 1207, the castle was home to the O'Dowd chieftains of the barony of Tireragh (West Sligo), having been originally built for Oliver McDonnell who came to the area to marry an O'Dowd widow. Although much of the original structure has been lost over time, the main body of the castle remains. Situated adjacent to Easkey pier,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

It is a crazy large rock on the side of the road. It was left by the glaciers. Somehow, it has broken in two. Kind of cool.

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