Clough Oughter Castle
Clough Oughter Castle is built on an island on a beautiful lake in Cavan. The castle was reputedly built by the Normans in the 12th century. The locals were so impressed that they quickly captured it for themselves. The local O’Reillys fought hard to retain this roof over their heads until Cromwell’s forces finally blasted through the walls in 1653. The breached walls lie where they fell, and for hundreds of years the castle has belonged to no one but its painters, poets and curious visitors.