The internal construction of the castle is largely of exposed natural
stone walls, wooded beamed ceiling and stone or wooden floors.
A winding 90 step stairway connects the various levels.
Furthermore, in spite of the restriction of lighting imposed by
the use of the traditional windows, the castle is well lit by means
of internal lighting systems.
The outstanding external characteristics of Cloghan
Castle include the typical Norman features: Arched Doorways, Circular
Turrets and Battlements particularly well defined in the uppermost
viewing platform area.
Old traditions remain intact today. Stepping out
onto the battlements one can understand the strategic importance
of this site for the Normans. Spread before you are awe-inspiring
views of the surrounding five counties and the Slieve Aughty Mountains.
The battlements today are used for less sinister activities with
space for 300 people for large open air barbecues or private dining
Standing on the thrones of the battlements you can
lose yourself...or find yourself... in the timelessness that is
part of Cloghan Castle's most treasured gift.