Visit the iconic Clough Oughter Castle Island


Clough Oughter Castle is a ruined circular castle on a small island in Lough Oughter, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of the town of Killeshandra in County Cavan, Ireland.

The Silent Stone Watchman is one of the nicknames given to this 12th Century Norman structure. Built around the time of the last Kings of Ireland, the castle sits on a Crannóg and is only accessible by water. It is steeped in a history of conflict and violence.


Guided Boat Tour

Take a guided motor boat tour to the famous 12th Century Clough Oughter Castle. This includes a historical account from an experienced local guide about the Castle and the surrounding area.

PRICE: Please contact us for pricing


Booking Requirements

Please note that for all Guided Tours there must be a minimum number of 10 people to secure a booking.


Each Guided Tour includes a stop off at the Island Castle. You are free to explore or hear the Castle’s history from our experienced guide. Some refreshments and a bit of craic are also included.


Guided Kayak Tour

If you wish to get the best possible experience while exploring Oughter Castle we highly recommend a Guided Kayak Tour. Paddle out to the castle and discover the history behind its walls with an experienced guide by your side, while also getting closer to the wildlife and the landscape.