Doe Castle is located near Cresslough on the shore of Sheephaven Bay in co.Donegal. It is surrounded by water on three sides and is similar in style to a Scottish tower house. It was built by the Mac Sweeneys in the early 1500’s who held on to it for the next 200 years until it was captured by the O’ Dohertys. In 1608, Sir Cahir O’Doherty used it as his headquarters when he attacked Derry. The Mac Sweeneys regained control of it again in 1641 but in 1642 Eoghan Rua O’Neill landed here on his return voyage from Spain to lead the Irish Confederate Army during ‘The Wars of the Three Kingdoms’. The Castle changed hands many times in the subsequent years. In 1800 one of the owners: General George Vaughan Harte left his initials (GVH) embedded on the wall above the east door. A Church of Ireland minister was the last occupant to live here, and when he left in 1909 the castle fell into disrepair. It was sold to the OPW in 1932 and vested it as a National Monument. The most important fact from the last 400 years however is that Irish singer Brian McFadden proposed to his (now ex-) wife, Kerry Katona at the Castle in 2001. This was also the spot where his grandfather proposed to his grandmother. Ahhh Lovely!