Moyry Castle

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Moyry Castle

Moyry Castle (from the Irish "Maġ Rí" or "plain of the king" in reference possibly to Hugh O'Neill's victory here over Mountjoy) is situated in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It was built in 1601 by Lord Mountjoy to help secure Moyry Pass and the Gap of the North. It is set in the corner of a small bawn and is a small rectangular tower three storeys high.

Moyry Castle is a State Care Historic Monument sited in the townland of Carrickbroad, in Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area, at grid ref: J0576 1466.[1]


  1. ^ "Moyry Castle" (PDF). Environment and Heritage Service NI - State Care Historic Monuments. Retrieved 2007-12-03. 

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Coordinates: 54°04′13″N 6°23′7″W / 54.07028°N 6.38528°W / 54.07028; -6.38528