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The Norman Castle was established in 1305 by Richard de Burgo as a base in the north west for his people. Back then, it was known as Caislean Nua (the new castle). In its lifetime the structure has passed through many hands and been involved in long arduous battles. These eventually led to its destruction, with the castle now in ruins. From the hands of Edward Bruce in 1316 - briefly King of Ireland - through to the O'Doherty Family, this castle has stood for almost 700 years. The remains of a stone staircase can still be seen; the 12-feet-thick tower walls survive. The castle is accessible all year round, and entry is free. Inishowen Tourism Society
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