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 Castles of Ireland - Ballynamona Castle






Location
near An Seanbhaile Mor, County Cork, Ireland

Description
Ballynamona Castle is a ruined tower house in County Cork, Ireland.

The castle is a four storey square tower house with corbelled turrets at opposite corners. There used to be a house attached to the castle, and the remains of the gables can be seen on the walls.

History
Ballynamona Castle was built by the Nagles around 1600. The castle was occupied until the 19th century. There was once a Sheela na Gig (carving on a naked woman) on the castle wall, but around 1894, the Sheela was removed from the castle wall and attached near the entrance door. Around 1900 the figure was removed and smashed. Apparently, while the castle owner Garrett Nagle was in London, tradesmen working on the castle found the Sheela na Gig, broke it and scattered the pieces.


Other Castles in the Area
  Ballybeg Castle, County Cork
  Ballyclogh Castle, County Cork
  Ballyhooly Castle, County Cork
  Castle Barrett, County Cork
  Castle Lyons, County Cork
  Castle Pook, County Cork
  Dromaneen Castle, County Cork
  Dunmahon Castle, County Cork
  Fantstown Castle, County Limerick
  Kanturk Castle, County Cork
  Kilbolane Castle, County Cork
  King Johns Castle, Kilmallock, County Limerick
  Liscarroll Castle, County Cork
  Lisgriffin Castle, County Cork
  Lohort Castle, County Cork
  Mallow Castle, County Cork
  Wallstown Castle, County Cork







Wallstown Castle
Ballynamona Castle

Photograph by Mike Searle. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


 Ballynamona Castle map