Shane's Castle

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Shane's Castle

County Antrim

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Shane's Castle ruins
Location: 54°43’55"N, 6°16’13"W
Village: Randalstown

Shane's Castle is a ruined castle near Randalstown in County Antrim, standing on the northeast shores of Lough Neagh.

The castle was built in 1345 by a member of the O'Neill dynasty, and originally called Eden-duff-carrick.[1] Shane MacBrien O'Neill changed the name to Shane's Castle in 1722.[1]

A terrace was built about the year 1800, and in 1812 work was started to rebuild the castle to the designs of John Nash but the castle was devastated by a fire in 1816 and work abandoned. Only Nash's camellia house survives.[1] In the 1860s a second house was built by Charles Lanyon and William Henry Lynn of Lanyon, for the 1st Lord O'Neill.

The demesne covers 2,600 acres along the shores of Lough Neagh.[1]

The castle is used extensively in the HBO television series Game of Thrones.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lowry, Mary (c. 1913). The Story of Belfast and Its Surroundings. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
  2. [ Game of Thrones locations