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Donegal Town in County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland — North West ((Éire) North Atlantic Ocean)
 

Donegal Castle

 
 
Donegal Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2012
1. Donegal Castle Marker
Inscription.  

Built in 1474 by Hugh O'Donnell. Destroyed in 1595 by Red Hugh O'Donnell to prevent seizure by the British. Rebuilt circa 1614 by Sir Basil Brook.

[Top view drawing showing evolution of the castle in] 15th century, 17th century, Modern
 
Erected 1985 by OPW National Parks & Monuments Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWars, Non-US. A significant historical year for this entry is 1474.
 
Location. 54° 39.294′ N, 8° 6.635′ W. Marker is in Donegal Town, Ulster, in County Donegal. Marker is on the grounds of Donegal Castle, with entrance off Tirchonaill Street near Bridge Street (R925). Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 21 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Donegal Castle / Caisleán Dhún na nGall (a few steps from this marker); "The Frenchman's Anchor" (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Donegal Friary / Mainistir Dhún na nGall (approx. half a kilometer away); The Franciscan Friary of Donegal
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(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Welcome to Belleek (approx. 19.6 kilometers away in United Kingdom); Donegal Corridor (approx. 19.6 kilometers away in United Kingdom); The Enamel Grindstone (approx. 19.6 kilometers away in United Kingdom).
 
Also see . . .
1. Donegal Castle. Heritage Ireland entry (Submitted on February 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Donegal Castle. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Donegal Castle and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2012
2. Donegal Castle and Marker
Donegal Castle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2012
3. Donegal Castle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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