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Location: Randalstown, Antim County  Map

Constructed: 1345 by O'Neill clan

Shane's Castle

Shane's Castle

 

 

 

 

Description of the Shane's Castle

Shane's Castle

Shane's Castle is situated near a town of Randalstown, Antim County in the Northern Ireland. It was constructed in 1345 by O'Neill clan. It is located on the northeastern shore of Lough Neagh. It was originally called Éadan Dúcharraige (Eden-duff-carrick). Shane MacBrien O'Neill changed the name to Shane's Castle in 1722 naming it after himself.

 

A terrace was built around the year 1800 and in 1812 work began to rebuild the Shane's castle according to the plans of John Nash, but in 1816 the castle was devastated by a fire and the works were discontinued. Only Nash's camellia house is still preserved today. In the 1860s, the 1st Baron O'Neill had a second house built by Charles Lanyon and William Henry Lynn of Lanyon, Lynn and Lanyon. The Fronhof covers an area of 10.5 km² on the shores of Lough Neagh.

The castle was extensively used as a backdrop in the HBO television series Game of Thrones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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