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 Castles of Ireland - Ballyhooly Castle






Location
near Ballyhooly, County Cork, Ireland

Description
Ballyhooly Castle is situated amongst woodland on the north side of the River Blackwater near the town of Mallow in County Cork.

The original castle is a five storey tower house with a relatively modern 20th century two storey fishing lodge adjoining the side of the medieval tower. The castle has been well maintained, and the house has been recently refurbished, making it a comfortable family home.

Facilities
Ballyhooly Castle offers comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to eight guests, with three double bedrooms, two single bedrooms, and four bathrooms. The castle has a dining room, sitting room, drawing room and kitchen. A housekeeper and cleaner are on hand to look after the property, and cooking services can be provided. The castle overlooks the river offering picturesque views and pleasant walks in the nearby woods. The castle has exclusive private access to five miles of fishing on the River Blackwater, one of the best salmon rivers in western Europe. The Lakes of Killarney are within an hour drive, and other activities in the area include golf, walking, cycling and horse riding.

History
The castle was built to guard a ford over the River Blackwater in the 16th century. Ballyhooly Castle was occupied by the Roches until it was forfeited in the Confederate Wars, when occupation passed to Richard Aldworth. The castle was restored in 1862, and the fishing lodge was added in the 1920s.


Other Castles in the Area
  Ballintotis Castle, County Cork
  Ballybeg Castle, County Cork
  Ballyclogh Castle, County Cork
  Ballynamona Castle, County Cork
  Blarney Castle, County Cork
  Burncourt Castle, County Tipperary
  Carrignamuck Castle, County Cork
  Castle Barrett, County Cork
  Castle Lyons, County Cork
  Castle Pook, County Cork
  Castlemartyr, County Cork
  Conna Castle, County Cork
  Dromaneen Castle, County Cork
  Dunmahon Castle, County Cork
  Elizabeth Fort, County Cork
  Ightermurragh Castle, County Cork
  Lisfinny Castle, County Waterford
  Lisgriffin Castle, County Cork
  Lohort Castle, County Cork
  Mallow Castle, County Cork
  Wallstown Castle, County Cork







Wallstown Castle
Ballyhooly Castle, Cork

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