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Moyry Castle

Moyry Castle.

(Abounding in salmon.)

This castle is strategically set on a rocky height overlooking the Moyra Pass perhaps better known as The Gap of the North. This was a much used route since earliest times, it was known as 'Slighe Miodhluachra' and ran from Drogheda through the pass to Dunseverick in County Antrim.

The castle was built in 1601 during Lord Mountjoy's campaign of suppression in Ulster.

The tower is three storeys high, with rounded corners, gun loops and a machicolation over the door. There are no staircases the upper floors must have been accessed with ladders.

Little remains of the original surrounding bawn.

Other castles in Co Armagh.