Castle Balfour

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Castle Balfour is a castle situated just off the Main Street of Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It was built in 1618 by the Balfours when Sir Michael Balfour took control of the town in the Plantation of Ulster. The castle was inhabited right up to the early 19th century and is currently undergoing a restoration program.

The castle is a State Care Historic Monument sited in the townland of Castle Balfour, in Fermanagh District Council area, at grid ref: H3622 3369.[1]

Visitors can gain access to the castle from the adjoining churchyard. However care should be taken as its grounds are used by glue-sniffers and drug-abusers.

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References

  1. "Castle Balfour". Environment and Heritage Service NI - State Care Historic Monuments. http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/state_care_monuments_2007.pdf. Retrieved 2007-12-03.