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 Castles of Northern Ireland - Altinaghree Castle






Location
near Donemana, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Description
Altinaghree Castle is a derelict castle situated on private farmland outside Donemana, south of Londonderry in County Tyrone.

The castle is also known as Altnacree Castle, Liscloon House, and is known locally as Ogilby's Castle. It was once a large elegant building with magnificent banquet room, but is now in ruins. The building is constructed from cut stone.

Facilities
The castle is on private land and is not open to the public, but can be seen and photographed from the main Dunamanagh - Claudy Road (B49).

History
The castle is believed to have been built by William Ogilby around 1860. James Douglas Ogilby, who later became a famous ichthyologist in Australia was the son of William Ogilby. James fell in love with a factory seamstress, Mary Jane Jamieson, and was denied permission to marry her. He ended up eloping and marrying her in 1884. He moved to Australia where he was appointed to the Australian Museum in 1885. The castle was abandoned by the end of the century and fell into disrepair.


Other Castles in the Area
  Bishops Palace, County Donegal
  Grianan of Aileach, County Donegal
  Raphoe Castle, County Donegal
  Dungiven Castle, County Londonderry
  Harry Averys Castle, County Tyrone
  Stewart Castle, County Tyrone







Stewart Castle
Altinaghree Castle (Liscloon House) is a large,derelict castle situated outside Donemana, County Tyrone

Photograph by Nick W. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


 Altinaghree Castle map