Killeen Castle was built by Hugh de Lacy, 1st Lord of Meath 1181.
Killeen Castle passed by marriage in 1403 to
Sir Christopher Plunkett, Kt (died 1445).
It was seat of Plunkett, Earl of Fingall (cr 1628).
It was re-built in 19th century.
It was sold out of the family c.1953.
was damaged by fire in 1981.
It survives. It is a golf club and will also be a hotel.
See [Irish Country Houses].
Killeen Castle and Dunsany Castle in [Taylor and Skinner, 1777].
From [Cromwell, 1820].
Photo 2010. From here. Creative Commons.
From [Irish Country Houses]. Picture credit Foras Forbartha.
Killeen Castle. The Entrance Hall.
From [Irish Country Houses]. Picture credit William Garner.
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