A Brief History of Mountain Castle
Mountain Castle (1) , or as it is presently known The Castle Country House (located at Millstreet half-way between Cappoquin and Dungarvan), was constructed in the first half of the 16th Century by the McGrath family, one of the two Gaelic families that held lands in this county before the arrival of Cromwell - the other being the O'Briens of Comeragh.
The Civil War (1641-1653), Contemporary Accounts
What follows are extracts from depositons taken during the Civil Wars by the English settlers. They are published in Fitzpatrick, Thomas, Waterford During The Civil War (1641-1653), Downey and Co. Publishers,(Waterford, 1912). The following extracts from his book pertain to the events at Mountain Castle during the Civil Wars, issues relating to Garreth FitzGearld as owner of Mountain Castle and the involvement of Phillip McGrath and his family in the Civil Wars.