Athlumney Castle Ruins, Co. Meath
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Description

Athlumney Castle was owned by the Dowdall Family, hailing from Carraig Fergus, from 1320. This fortified house was built for comfort, not for defence purposes hence the large windows and doors. A number of fire places and an oven still exist today. The Maguire Family set the castle on fire rather than hand it over to the English Army lead by Cromwell in 1649. The castle ws burned again in 1690 after the Battle of the Boyne to deny William of Orange.

This is a 15th century tower-house with four storeys plus attic. There are projecting corner towers.

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