Mountjoy Castle, Brockagh

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Mountjoy Castle (in ruins) dates from the early seventeenth century and was a military base erected on the orders of Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy, during the Nine Years War against Hough O’Neill, Earl of Tyrone.

The area between the castle and Lough Neagh was the site of a large earthworks called ‘Mountjoy Fort’. A plan of this construction was drawn by Richard Bartlett at the time of the fort’s construction. The peculiar track of the road at the site follows the layout of the fort’s entrance and exit.