Altinaghree Castle

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Coordinates: 54°52′48″N 7°14′46″W / 54.880°N 7.246°W / 54.880; -7.246

Altinaghree Castle, 2006

Altinaghree Castle or Liscloon House, known locally as Ogilby's Castle, is a large, derelict building situated outside Donemana, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is believed to have been built around 1860 by William Ogilby.[1]

Drone view of Ogilby's Castle
Drone view of Ogilby's Castle

Location[edit]

Near Donemana, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Ogilby's Castle

Description[edit]

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

The building 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[edit]

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[edit]

The castle is believed to have been built by William Ogilby around 1860. His on, James Douglas Ogilby, later became a famous ichthyologist in Australia. James fell in love with a factory seamstress, Mary Jane Jamieson, and was denied permission to marry her because she was a Catholic. They eloped and married 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland Castles - County Tyrone". Britain and Ireland Castles. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
    - Olga Bradshaw (25 June 2009). "Castles, Romance and heartbreak". Londonderry Sentinel. Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Ogilby's Castle". castles.nl. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
    - "Source of Altinaghree Castle in Northern Ireland (United ..." Mobile History. Retrieved 11 March 2014.

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