O'Dochartaigh Castles

A Network of Castles, Fortresses, Keeps

The Ó Dochartaigh Clann had a number of castles and fortifications surrounding their land Inishowen. These stone structures were used as residences of Clann leaders, military garrisons, and places of refuge for Clann members during times of attack. Though some structures have been completely destroyed there are a number of sites which can be visited: some are ruins and others have been restored by teams of Clann-members, engineers, archaeologist, and volunteers.