Shane's Castle, formerly Edenduffcarrick (Irish: Éadan Dubh Chairrge) is a ruined castle near Randalstown in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, having been destroyed by fire in 1816. The castle is on the north-east shores of Lough Neagh. Built in 1345 by a member of the Clandeboy O'Neill dynasty, it was originally called Eden-duff-carrick. Shane MacBrien O'Neill changed the name to Shane's Castle in 1722.
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In popular culture
Shane Castle Railway
The Shane Castle Railway was the brainchild of Raymond O'Neill, 4th Baron O'Neill, a railway enthusiast, who featured the line as a star experience when opening the Castle as a tourist attraction from 1971 until 1995.
The railway was of 3 ft 0in gauge and in 1982 included the following:
|Number||Name||Wheel Arrangement||Manufacturer||Works Number||Note|
|No.1||TYRONE||0-4-0T||Peckett and Sons||1026 of 1903|
|No.2||RORY||4wDM||Motor Rail||11039 of 1956|
|No.3||SHANE||0-4-0WT||Andrew Barclay Sons & Co.||2265 of 1949|
|No.4||NIPPY||4wDM||F.C. Hibberd & Co Ltd||2014 of 1936|
|NANCY||0-6-0T||Avonside Engine Company||1547 of 1908|
|6||COLUMBKILLE||2-6-4T||Nasmyth, Wilson & Co. Ltd.||830 of 1907|
|12||0-4-0+4wDMR||Walker Brothers (Wigan) at Dundalk, GNR(I)||- of 1934|
|18||0-4-0+4wDMR||Walker Brothers (Wigan) at Dundalk, GNR(I)||- of 1940|
|2w-2PMR||D Wickham & Co||7441 of 1956|
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The castle was destroyed by fire in 1816, nothing being saved but the family papers.
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Take Shane's Castle in County Antrim. ... Lough Neagh was also transformed into the Summer Sea, where Jorah steals a boat, takes Tyrion captive and sets sail to his beloved Daenerys in Meereen.
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