Castle Entrance

Built as a defensive stronghold, its two massive, full-height round towers have square projecting towers guarding the entrance which can still be seen in the side of one at ground level.  Behind this is a rectangular building with several chambers.

By 1688 it was occupied by Gustavus Hamilton, grandson of the original builder.  Gustavus became Governor of Enniskillen but died in 1691 having incurred enormous financial losses in the Williamite wars.  His greatly impoverished wife and children continued to live at Monea, but had to sell the estate in 1704.  A few decades later, in 1750 the castle was gutted by fire and was subsequently abandoned.