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Dungiven Castle

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Dungiven Castle is a 19th century castle in Dungiven, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Plantation of Ulster In 1610 James I ordered the Great Twelve Livery Companies to undertake the settlement, or plantation, of the Ulster counties of Londonderry and Tyrone. Of the livery companies, the Great Twelve Livery Companies are:- The lands to be settled were divided into lots. The Skinners’ Company drew lot number 12. Its lands came to be known as the Manor of Pellipar. They, in turn, leased their estate to Sir Edward Doddington in 1616 who built a castle in Dungiven of "22 foot broad, four stories high whereof some part of the walls were standing before; and is now by him well finished and slated". When Sir Edward died in 1618 the lease passed to his widow, Lady Doddington (née Beresford) who later married Sir Francis Cooke and on her death, she demised the Manor of Pellipar to Edward Carey, her grand-nephew in 1696. Captain Edward Carey constructed the basis for Dungi
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