Killeen Castle, Castlegar
|This article does not cite any sources. (February 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
During the 19th century it was owned by the Blake Family along with an estate of over 100 acres (0.40 km2) with a gatehouse on the N17 and a large house on the hill up from the gatehouse. In the early 20th century it was purchased a farmer from Tuam who was managing the estate. The castle was then sold by his son in the 1980s to Alic Finn. He then sold the castle to a German man who had once stayed in the castle. Since then the castle has been extended and made into a family home. The castle was first built in the 17th century by the Normans and was placed beside an ancient church and a children's burial site. When purchased by Alec Finn it was renovated and stone from the church was used on the top of the castle.