The courtyard still exists and is in excellent condition.
One side of the courtyard used to serve as a hostel (the side facing the lough and the huge elevated water tanks), which was closed down ca 2004.
Incidentally, I stayed in the Castle Archdale hostel a number of times; even till 2004, when it closed its doors for the last time.
The fellow who managed it was called Stephen, I think.
I stayed at the hostel because (excepting frugality!) I wished to get a sense of the heritage and antiquity of the place.
The colour image was taken prior to demolition in the 1970s: Clicking on it will greatly enhance the detail.
The manor house was derelict by 1959, and was swept away ca 1975; as was the north gate lodge.
First published in August, 2010.