60 Beautiful Abandoned Places

Archaeological FInds | August 14, 2018

Abandoned Castle in Ireland built in 1586

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Located in Roscommon, Ireland, McDermott's Castle is on an island in the southeast corner of Lough Key.  There has been a castle on the island since the 12th century.  In 1184, there was a fire caused by a lightning bolt where everyone in the place either burned or drowned except for one person, Conchobar mac Diarmata and a small number of his people.  Another castle was built; but in 1586, the McDermotts lost the island and the castle was abandoned.  In 2014, the castle and the island were used in a show called Moone Boy.

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Terry Claypoole


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