Archaeology, History, Natural History and HeritageEstablished 1945
Sunday August 21stMoygara CastleDr. Keiran O’ConorWith umbrellas raised, a large group of enthusiastic visitors gathered at Moygara Castle, and despite the weather, enjoyed an interesting and enlightening tour of this important structure, led by Dr Kieran O’Conor. Moygara takes its name from the O’Gara family who ruled the area around Lough Gara. They built three castles, the most impressive being Moygara located in the north-west corner of the lough. With many of its defensive features still evident, the castle is a good example of a castellated structure. On the north side of the bawn wall, stands the oldest part of the castle a ruined rectangular structure, possibly an earlier tower house.Keiran detailed the research undertaken by him revealing the various stages of construction and the history of the site much to the pleasure of those present.