OBJECTID: 57189 Monument Identifier: KE00210 Classification: UNCA Irish Grid Easting: 86359 Irish Grid Northing: 143371 RMP_PROP: 1 County ID: 12 WebNotes: Doon Castle would appear to be the castle that William Molyneaux mentions in 1709, which he refers to as 'Dunekuagh the ruins of a great fortification built by (the) Lords of Kerry at their first coming hither'. The castle is situated on a precipice and would appear to have been constructed here to protect the paths up from the northern bays. Earthworks extend across the neck of this promontory (KE004-006002-) but whether this defence system is coeval with the castle is difficult to ascertain. This castle has nearly disappeared, and only a fragment of a wall, 2.1m x 1.2m and less than 1m high, remains. The rest of the stonework was removed by local tenants for the construction of their houses.
The above description is derived from C. Toal, ‘North Kerry Archaeological Survey’. Dingle. Brandon in association with FAS Training and Employment Authority (1995), no. 995. In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.
Date of upload: 3 August 2013 Zone Code: R116961 ITM Easting: 486334 ITM Northing: 643418 SHAPE: Point Att.: 0 Class: Castle - unclassified SMR No.: KE004-006001- Townland: DOON EAST Point: X: 486334.0 Y: 643418.0 Spatial Reference: 2157
OBJECTID: 57190 Monument Identifier: KE00211 Classification: PROM Irish Grid Easting: 86246 Irish Grid Northing: 143303 RMP_PROP: 1 County ID: 12 WebNotes: Doon Point headland is cut off at the neck by a straight bank of stone 78m long, c4.5m in width and between 1.5m to 1.8m in height. Westropp (1909) mentions a fosse '21 feet wide and 6 feet deep at the centre ... getting deeper to each end'; however, this feature is not evident today. Doon Castle (995) is also entranched by a straight mound c235m long, c4.5m wide and c1m high, which runs in a WNW-ENE direction until it joins the bank cutting the headland. At a distance of 240m from the bank cutting the neck of the promontory is another straight bank running roughly NNE-SSW and measuring 120m in length. Finally on the S side of the headland a final straight bank whose line points at the centre of the Crescent Fort (105) runs for 235m before also joining the bank which cuts the headland.
The above description is derived from C. Toal, ‘North Kerry Archaeological Survey’. Dingle. Brandon in association with FAS Training and Employment Authority (1995), no. 104. In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.
Date of upload: 2 August 2013 Zone Code: Null ITM Easting: 486221 ITM Northing: 643350 SHAPE: Point Att.: 0 Class: Promontory fort - coastal SMR No.: KE004-006002- Townland: DOON EAST Point: X: 486221.0 Y: 643350.0 Spatial Reference: 2157