DiCamillo Companion

Donamon Castle (Dunamon Castle)

  • Earlier Houses: There were a number of earlier houses on, or near, the site of the current house.

    House & Family History: In 1932 the Irish Republican Army took over Donamon Castle to set up an IRA training camp. In 1939 Divine Word Missionaries purchased the castle and setup a Christian training campus here; Donamon was later sublet by the Irish Wheelchair Association, who managed the estate as a National Holiday Centre until its closure in 2019.

  • Title: Guide to Irish Country Houses, A
    Author: Bence-Jones, Mark
    Year Published: 1988
    Reference: pg. 104
    Publisher: London: Constable and Company
    ISBN: 0094699909
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Unknown

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Adam de Staunton, 13th century. O'Connor family, 13th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Burke family, here from the 14th century until 1688. Caulfeild family, 17th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Charity / Nonprofit

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Unoccupied

    Ownership Details: Since 1939 owned by Divine Word Missionaries

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No