Doe Castle

Doe Castle, Creeslough

Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Castles
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Dom
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK283 contributions
Couples
Lovely little castle by the sea. Free to get in with a few information boards. Small cafe in the car park.
If you're in a campervan it's ok to park up for the night.
Written 5 August 2022
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Tinahely, Ireland39 contributions
Family
Amazing to see the castle perched on the edge of the water. Loved walking around the grounds, well worth a visit. There’s an adjoining old graveyard too.
Written 19 July 2022
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Jane S
Omagh, UK101 contributions
Couples
Discovered this little castle by accident!! Doe castle or Caisleán na dTuath, stronghold of the clan tSuibhne.
It was open to walk around, unable to access the main tower part although it was a Sunday and not sure if it’s generally open anyway.
Written 3 May 2022
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CarolD
Dublin, Ireland20 contributions
Couples
Beautiful Castle, but it feels lacking, it’s only a 30min to 45min walk from Creeslough main street. You can see changes of time in the building structure! Try to find the sculpted face on the Castle Entrance if you have a good eye. There’s a small cemetery just before you enter the castle, I wanted to check it out but the gates were closed :(
It’s great to visit it during the warmer months of the year, when the tide is not very high and the sun is out in the sky :)
I wish the gates to the coast were open for the general public, I understand the security concern, but I’d imagine during summer it would be a great experience to ocean bath by the castle!
Written 27 April 2022
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Richard D
Burke, VA47 contributions
We found this on our map and decided to take a break from hiking Glenveagh. This stop is well worth the drive. And when finished touring the castle, visit the coffee stand next to the parking lot and have a drink of hot coffee, tea, or chocolate. The owner is a very cordial and warm lady. We were fortunate to meet the farmer who owns the field next to the castle. A fine man with three fine sons. Another reason we love Ireland, the people are so cordial and friendly.
Written 24 April 2022
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Mags
60 contributions
Couples
Stumbled upon this castle by accident really. Spotted the ruin from a viewing point and we decided to head over to it. Definitely worth the detour, a nice hidden gem tucked away which is free to visit making a very interesting stop.
Written 5 January 2022
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland2,275 contributions
Came across this castle by accident. There is a viewpoint of it when driving out of Cresslough and then you follow narrow roads up to it.

A small castle which is free to visit and makes for an interesting stop.

Written 25 August 2020
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SteveB21
Ballymena, UK165 contributions
It was a brilliantly sunny morning so on impetus we decided to make a detour on our drive home from Dunfanaghy. Doe Castle is quite a distance down perilously narrow roads off the main route to Letterkenny and barely worth the effort. I think we might have felt very differently if our visit had been in the season and we had been able to avail ourselves of a guided tour and get a coffee, but in October we had the place to ourselves. The setting is very attractive but the castle is small and can be explored in 20 minutes at most. There are some informative notices with details of the history. Local opinion is that the best way to see the castle is at a distance from the scenic viewpoint just past the Lackagh Bridge on the road to Downings. Out of season, certainly, I would be inclined to agree.
Written 26 October 2019
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wannabeaussie
Bristol, UK275 contributions
Great castel to have a wander around. Good car parking. It will not take long but a good stop to stretch your legs
Written 24 September 2019
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Jason S
Frederick, MD352 contributions
Couples
The word Doe means “Territory” We thought that was interesting since we use the term John Doe or Jane Doe when someone cannot be identified. Neither here or there really.

Doe Castle was wide open for us to walk around and we were the only people on site until we went back to parking lot. It’s nice to be able to walk around freely. The keep was not open but we still really enjoyed the experience and the setting is beautiful.

Signs on hand really helped give a great sense of how things were and progressed for the castle.
Written 19 September 2019
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