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Granard Motte and Bailey - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Church St, Granard, Co. Longford, Ireland

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About Granard Motte and Bailey

This is the remains of a motte-and-bailey castle and National Monument in Granard, County Longford, Ireland. It was built on a hill overlooking the town in 1199 by Anglo-Norman Knight Richard Tuite. The Motte is a great flat-topped, circular earthen mound, on top of which would have been a timber tower surrounded by a palisade. Across the base was a U-shaped bailey: an enclosure surrounded by a palisade ditch.


Attractions Near Granard Motte and Bailey

Lough Kinale
Lough Kinale5.97km from Granard Motte and Bailey

Lough Kinale is a freshwater lake in the north midlands of Ireland. It is located on the borders of Counties Longford, Westmeath and Cavan. Lough Kinale forms part of the River Inny. The lake's inflow is from Lough Sheelin and the outflow is to Lough Derravaragh. The neighbouring Derragh Lough is also connected by a river to Lough Kinale.

Derragh Lough
Derragh Lough6.66km from Granard Motte and Bailey

This is a freshwater lake in the north midlands of Ireland. It is located on the borders of Counties Longford, Westmeath and Cavan. Lough Kinale forms part of the River Inny. The lake's inflow is from Lough Sheelin and the outflow is to Lough Derravaragh. The neighbouring Derragh Lough is also connected by a river to Lough Kinale.

Lough Gowna
Lough Gowna9.35km from Granard Motte and Bailey

This is a freshwater lake which is the uppermost lake on the River Erne. It is located on the border between County Longford and County Cavan, with the largest part of the lake being in County Longford. This is a moraine-dammed lake formed at the end of the last glaciation, and owes its complex indented shape to the underlying drumlin landscape. This results in a large number of bays and inlets on the lake, often connected by narrow channels.

Lough Sheelin
Lough Sheelin12.49km from Granard Motte and Bailey

This is a beautiful limestone freshwater lough in central Ireland. The lake is a part of the River Inny course, and ultimately of the Shannon system. The lake lies on the early course of the River Inny, a major tributary of the Shannon,: p.4  a little upstream of Lough Kinale. The lake is 7 km long, and has a surface area of between 1,855 and 1,900 hectares.

Mullaghmeen
Mullaghmeen14.1km from Granard Motte and Bailey

This is an solated area of forest rising above the farm land of north Westmeath. Mullaghmeen Forest is the largest planted beech forest in Ireland. Along with beech, within its 400 ha of forest. The Red Trail takes you to the summit of Mullaghmeen and provides magnificent views north across Lough Sheelin and into the neighbouring county of Cavan.

Lough Sheelin
Lough Sheelin 14.47km from Granard Motte and Bailey

Lough Sheelin is a limestone freshwater lough in Ireland located in County Westmeath, County Meath and County Cavan near the village of Finea and the town of Granard County Longford. It has an area of approximately 4500 acres . The Lough is situated in the North Midlands, on the borders of Counties Cavan, Meath and Westmeath and it is part of the River Inny system.

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Longford
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County Longford is a county in Ireland. Most of Longford lies in the basin of the River Shannon with Lough Ree forming much of the county's western boundary. One of the iconic locations where you have a lot of things to see and do.

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