Castle Naghten

Castle Naghten is a motte and National Monument located in County Roscommon, Ireland.[1][2]

Castle Naghten
Native name
Irish: Caiseal Uí Neachtain
Ballycreggan Motte
Castle Naghtan
Location of Castle Naghten in Ireland
Typemotte
LocationBallycreggan, Brideswell,
County Roscommon, Ireland
Coordinates53.453222°N 8.060134°W / 53.453222; -8.060134
Elevation50 m (160 ft)
Builtlate 12th century AD
Official name: Castle Naghten
Designated682

Location

Castle Naghten is located 2 km (1.2 mi) east of Brideswell, on the east bank of the Cross River.

History

Motte-and-bailey castles were a primitive type of castle built after the Norman invasion, a mound of earth topped by a wooden palisade and tower.[3]

The motte at Castle Naghten was constructed to control the route from Athlone to Rindown, a narrow and arduous way passing through bogland.[4]

References

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