O'Doherty's Keep: Irish castle set to go under the hammer

2023-09-07 09:30:46  • 3 mins

At a glance

  • The Keep in Buncrana comes with a third of an acre of land
  • It is one of the few O'Doherty castles that remain in Donegal
  • The auction has generated interest from across Ireland and internationally
  • Published 6 minutes ago

The remains of a centuries-old Irish castle once owned by Gaelic chieftains is to go under the hammer at auction.

With a reserve price of 175,000 (149,650) the sale of O'Doherty's Keep in Buncrana, County Donegal, comes with third of an acre of land.

It has links to 17th Century rebellion and to United Irishman Wolfe Tone.

Auctioneer Dara Furey said its potential new owner would be writing "themselves into history".

Built in the 14th Century, the fortified tower house belonged to the O'Doherty clan, lords of the Inishowen peninsula from the 1300s to the early 1600s.

It was part of a network of defensive buildings around the peninsula and one of the last remaining of the O'Doherty castles in Inishowen.

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