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
Little remains of the original