O’Doherty’s Keep

Here are two memorials from O’Doherty’s Keep in Buncrana, Co Donegal, originally a 14th century Norman Castle. Cahir Rua O’Dogherty/O’Dochartaigh/O’Doherty was a Gaelic lord loyal to the Queen of England (in opposition to the O’Donnells), but launched a rebellion, perhaps to settle a score with Sir George Paulet, governor of Derry, who was harassing the remaining Gaelic lords. O’Doherty was killed in the battle of Kilmacrennan in 1608 (WPWP).

The other is to leader of the United Irishmen, Wolfe Tone, who was arrested in Lough Swilly in 1798 and held in Buncrana Castle before being moved to Derry and then Dublin, where he was executed.

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Copyright © 2003 Peter Moloney

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