Doe Castle

Doe Castle
Castle Doe, Barmkin and Keep

Doe Castle, or Caisleán na dTuath, near Creeslough, County Donegal, was historically a stronghold of Clan Suibhne, with architectural parallels to the Scottish Tower house. Built in the 16th c. it is one of the better preserved fortalices in the North-West of Ireland. It was here that Owen Roe O'Neill returned in 1642 to lead the Irish Confederate Army during the Wars of the three kingdoms.

The castle sits on a small peninsula, surrounded on 3 sides by water, with a moat cut into the rock of the landward side. The structure consists mainly of high outer walls around an interior bawn with a 4-storey tower-house/keep.

Irish singer Brian McFadden proposed to his (now ex-) wife, Kerry Katona, at the Castle in 2001, being the spot where his grandfather also proposed to his grandmother.[1]


  1. ^ Bryan Mcfadden And Kerry Katona Wed In Breathtaking Ceremony

Coordinates: 55°08′N 7°53′W / 55.133°N 7.883°W / 55.133; -7.883

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.