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Knappogue Castle Co Clare.

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Knappogue Castle.

Built by Sean MacNamara's in 1467, the castle remained in the possession of the MacNamara's until the 1641 rebellion, when its then owner Donal MacNamra was one of the leaders of the rebellion, after which it was confiscated by Cromwell and granted to one of his supporters Arthur Smith.

After the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 the castle was restored to the MacNamara's who held it until 1800 when it was sold to the Scott family, who carried out extensive renovations. In 1855, Knappogue Castle became the property of Thomas F Butler .Lord Dunboyne' who continued the restoration.

Sometime in the 1920's the castle was acquired by a local farmer, between then and 1966 when it was bought by Edwin Andrews of Houston Texas it had fallen into a state of disrepair. Andrews and his architect wife began a major restoration which was to bring the castle back to its former glory


Knappogue Castle
Co. Clare
Tel +353 (0)61 360788/361511
Fax: 061 361020
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The castle is now run as a hotel.

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