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Castle Naghten
Native name
Irish: Caiseal Uí Neachtain
Ballycreggan Motte
Castle Naghtan
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Type motte
Location Ballycreggan, Brideswell,
County Roscommon, Ireland
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Built late 12th century AD
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Castle Naghten
Designated 682

Castle Naghten is a motte and National Monument located in County Roscommon, Ireland.


Castle Naghten is located 2 km (1.2 mi) east of Brideswell, on the east bank of the Cross River.


Motte-and-bailey castles were a primitive type of castle built after the Norman invasion, a mound of earth topped by a wooden palisade and tower.

The motte at Castle Naghten was constructed to control the route from Athlone to Rindown, a narrow and arduous way passing through bogland.

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