Killymoon Castle

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Coordinates: 54°38′06″N 6°44′10″W / 54.635°N 6.736°W / 54.635; -6.736 Killymoon Castle is a castle situated about one mile (1.6 km) south east of Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, on the north bank of the Ballinderry River.[1] An 18-hole golf course has in recent years been built on the parkland, where British tournaments have been played.[2]


The original Killymoon Castle, which was built in 1671, burnt down in 1801. It was rebuilt in a larger version in 1803[1] to a design by John Nash. It is an asymmetrical structure with both round and square towers and Regency Gothic interiors.[3]

Present Day[edit]

Currently Killymoon Castle is a private residence, although the recent addition of a tea room has opened the castle to public visits. The grounds and interior are popular for wedding photographs, due to well kept gardens and period internal decor.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Killymoon Castle". The Chrono Centre - Queens University Belfast. Retrieved 2007-11-29.
  2. ^ "Killymoon Castle". Discover Northern Ireland. Retrieved 2007-11-29.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ O'Neill, B (ed). (2002). Irish Castles and Historic Houses. London: Caxton Editions. p. 25.