School: Monaleen, (C.) Luimneach (roll number 7916)

Monaleen, Co. Limerick
Mrs. M. Ó Farrell

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Local Ruins

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0524, Page 135

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1. There is an old castle at Castletroy by the Shannon.
The history of this is very vague. Some say that the Troy's lived there.
Others that the McKeogh's lived there.
It has been derelict for a very long time. According to Lenighan's history of Limerick it is a twin castle of that at Castleconnell Co. Limk.
It is said that Ireton on his way to Limerick shattered the walls of the castle.
There is an old legend that McKeogh had a daughter who was woo'd by a chieftain and that one night that man and others raided the castle and took the girl away. Learning that his daughter was captured McKeogh raised an alarm and attacked the raiders and defeated them. In the struggle his daughter was killed and it is said that her shrieks can be heard and that there are stains of blood on the stones.

John Collows
Castletroy, Co. Limerick