The finest of Fermanagh’s Plantation Castles, Monea Castle is a well-preserved four-storey building.  Inside, the vaulted ground floor contained the kitchen, wine cellar and store rooms.  Lit only by firelight and splayed musket-loops, it must have been rather gloomy.

A spiral staircase in the north tower led to the main entertaining rooms on the first floor which were illuminated by large windows with seats in the embrasures.  The family’s private rooms were above on the second floor.

Contrary to usual Scottish practice, the roof was thatched and not slated.