Longford Castle

When Charles I became King of England and Ireland in 1625, he rewarded his English friends by granting them ownership of large tracts of land in Ireland.

Lord Aungier was granted property in Longford under this system and took possession in 1627.

He soon ran into trouble with the native chieftains and decided to build a castle in Longford town to protect himself against his enemies.

Many bloody battles were fought on this spot against the English garrison. The most important and best known of these battles took place in 1641 and was known as the Longford Rebellion.

Pdf Article about Longford Castle taken from Teathbha Vol. 1., No. 1


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