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Irish Castles.

Castles in County Down.

Mahee Castle.


Mahee Castle was built in 1570 by an English adventurer Captain Thomas Browne, on land leased from the Bishop of Down.

It was his intention to found an English colony, to facilitate this he built a large quay. Four years later he lost the tower to the O'Neill's of Clandeboye on who's land the tower stood.

See also The Development of Irish Castles. Images of Mahee Castle.

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