The principal entrance was under a semicircular archway.
In the war of 1688 the castle is said to have been strongly garrisoned, and to have sustained an attack.
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St Catherine's Priory was an important monastery in the Middle Ages.
A further point of interest is Confey Castle, which the British Publisher and Cartographer Samuel Lewis, mentions in the first volume of his 1837 opus A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland.
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