Submission Strategies

The Irish Submissions to Richard II, 1395


Dungannon, Co. Tyrone

Associated People

John MacDonald

Niall Óg O'Neill

Niall Mór O'Neill


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How was it located?

Neither Dungannon nor the big house built on the same site in the 18th century stand today (two towers from the big house excepting). However, the site was a center of O'Neill authority for centuries. The first reference to an O'Neill seat there is in the early fourteenth century, making it a comfortable site identification both for Niall Óg and Niall Mór O'Neill, as well as for John MacDonald, their constable.

Sources and Further Reading

Robert M. Chapple, "Excavations at Castle Hill, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone," Archaeology Ireland 17, no. 3 (2003): 24-29.

Colm Donnelly, Emily Murray and Paul Logue, "Excavating with Time Team at Castle Hill, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone," Archaeology Ireland 21, no. 4 (2007): 16-19.

Colm J. Donnelly, Emily V. Murray, and Ronan McHugh, "Dungannon Castle: Its History, Architecture & Archaeology," report prepared for the Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council (2008).

"Fort of the Earls," Time Team Series 15, Episode 9 (2008).


Margaret K. Smith