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 Castles of Ireland - Carrigadrohid Castle






Location
near Carrigadrohid, County Cork, Ireland

Description
Carrigadrohid Castle is situated on a rocky outcrop in the River Lee near the village of Carrigadrohid in central Cork.

The castle is a ruined three storey tower in a picturesque setting on the river. It is joined to the river bank by a road bridge at second storey level which joins the eastern wall of the castle.

History
Carrigadrohid Castle was built in the 15th century by the MacCarthys of Muskerry, and has been extended and modified over the years. In 1650, the castle was besieged by Parliamentary forces. The MacCarthys were dispossessed, and the castle was taken over by the Bowens who occupied it until the mid 18th century. The castle then fell into disrepair. In recent times, a local group has been established to preserve the castle


Other Castles in the Area
  Ballynacarriga Castle, County Cork
  Blarney Castle, County Cork
  Carrigaphooca Castle, County Cork
  Carrignacurra Castle, County Cork
  Carrignamuck Castle, County Cork
  Castle Barrett, County Cork
  Charles Fort, County Cork
  Desmond Castle, County Cork
  Drishane Castle, County Cork
  Dromaneen Castle, County Cork
  Elizabeth Fort, County Cork
  Kilcrea Castle, County Cork
  Kilgobbin Castle, County Cork
  Kilmeedy Castle, County Cork
  Mallow Castle, County Cork
  Mountlong Castle, County Cork
  Ringrone Castle, County Cork







Ringrone Castle
Carrigadrohid Castle, Cork

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

Ringrone Castle
Carrigadrohid Castle, Cork

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


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