Burt Castle Of The O’Doherty Clan

Beside the southern shore of Lough Swilly stands Burt Castle. Built in the 1500’s it was once a stronghold of  the O’Doherty clan.

Burt Castle

Burt castle is perched on a hill that is surrounded by flat land. The occupants of the castle could see their enemy for miles and also see their other fortifications such as Inch castle and at Rathmullan.

Today the castle lays in ruins on private farm land but its still a remarkable structure. If you’re ever on the N13 from Letterkenny to Bridgend you’ll see Burt castle on the left as you pass the village of Newtown Cunningham. Click here to see its location in Google Maps.

One thought on “Burt Castle Of The O’Doherty Clan

  1. Anthony Michael dockerty says:

    Does dockerty clan still own these castles because I am a dockerty would love to know this as been my passion for years I have known that we was once of royal blood as anybody same passion I want to visit these buildings.a

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