Castlederg Castle, County Tyrone

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Lying on the estuary of River Derg, the ruined Castlederg Castle is a prominent site of the Castlederg village in county Tyrone. The name of the village is anglicised from an Irish word Caisleán na Deirge. This westerly town serves as an important agricultural area. Stated as "the most bombed small town", Castlederg is a small village in the northern Ireland. The Castlederg castle stands adjacent to the Druid's Altar and Todd's Den, which are the two ancient tombs of the village. This majestic manor is situated within the Strabane District Council area.

The Castlederg village gained prominence in history with the discovery of the Castlederg Castle in the late fifteenth century. The Annals of the Four Masters discovered this ancient estate and stated an extensive description of the masonry of the castle and its thatched roof. This description made the castle to be known as a castle with a thatched roof. The castle was captured by Hugh O’Neill, which made it hold a prominent position in the Annals. However, Hugh O’Donnell, who was a chieftain from neighbouring Donegal, took over the control and power of the castle after thirty years. After this invasion, until the 16th century, numerous battles were fought between these two warring families over the possession and ownership of this majestic estate.

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