The Teeling monument outside the town commemorates the capture of a British gun by Bartholomew Teeling, when the combined Irish-French forces were under pressure at the Battle of Carricknagat. The French had come to Ireland in an abortive attempt to aid the Irish in the 1798 rebellion. The 1847 Roman Catholic Church was designed by Benson, noted Victorian architect and a native of Collooney, and is well worth a visit. Near the village is Markree Castle dating from the 17th century with 19th century additions. This was the home and demesne of the Cooper family. The house is now a hotel. Collooney is a popular game angling centre.
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