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Clough Oughter Castle which is sited on an island in the middle of Lough Oughter is located close to Carratraw Bridge. The historic 12th century castle was built by the Anglo Normans when they tried to conquer the Cavan area, but was soon captured by the O’Reilly Clan, the Irish Rulers of east Brefni, who used it as a prison for the rest of the middle ages. It is famed for its role in the imprisonment of Bishop William Bedell during the 1641 Rebellion and death of Owen Roe O’ Neill in 1649. It was one of the last Confederate strongholds to surrender in Ireland to the Cromwellian forces in 1653.
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