The current Killymoon Castle was built by Colonel William Stewart in 1803. During the Second World War the US military used Killymoon Castle as a base. Quonset huts were built on the grounds for the men while officers enjoyed the use of the castle. Much evidence still remains at the castle with carvings on walls, bleach baths, an old stirrup-pump and an old vehicle inspection ramp. A memorial stone is also located on the grounds of Killymoon Castle dedicated to the men of the 505th Regimental Combat team, 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army stationed in Cookstown from 1943 – 1944.
While here you can visit Tommy’s Kitchen for a cup of tea and slice of cake – visit their Facebook page for more information. Please check the below website as prior arrangements may need to be made before visiting the castle (http://www.midulstercouncil.org/Things-To-Do/Tourism-Heritage/Places-to-Visit/Killymoon-Castle