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 Castles of Ireland - Carrignamuck Castle






Location
near Meeshal, County Cork, Ireland

Description
Carrignamuck Castle (also known as Dripsey Castle) is situated about a mile from the village of Dripsey on the banks of the River Dripsey.

The castle is a ruined five storey tower house. The eastern wall was damage by Oliver Cromwell's troops in the 17th century. It is part of a chain of castles owned by the Lords of Muskerry which extended from Blarney to other side of Macroom.

Facilities



History
Carrignamuck Castle is believed to have been built in the late 15th century. It was built by MacCarthy, Lord of Muskerry who also built the famous Blarney Castle and a number of other Irish Castles in the region. It was customary for the Lord of Muskerry to live in Blarney Castle, while his successor occupied Carrignamuck Castle. In 1650, Oliver Cromwell's troops led by Lord Broghill, attacked and captured Carrignamuck Castle. During the bombardment, the eastern wall was holed. Some years later, the castle was bought by the Colthurst family who built a new house in the grounds. In 1903 the castle was purchased by industrialist and politician Andrew O’Shaughnessy, but has not been inhabited for many years.


Other Castles in the Area
  Ballea Castle, County Cork
  Ballyclogh Castle, County Cork
  Ballyhooly Castle, County Cork
  Ballynacarriga Castle, County Cork
  Blarney Castle, County Cork
  Carrigadrohid Castle, County Cork
  Carrigaphooca Castle, County Cork
  Carrignacurra 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
  Kanturk Castle, County Cork
  Kilcrea Castle, County Cork
  Kilgobbin Castle, County Cork
  Kilmeedy Castle, County Cork
  Lohort Castle, County Cork
  Mallow Castle, County Cork
  Mountlong Castle, County Cork
  Ringrone Castle, County Cork







Ringrone Castle
Carrignamuck Castle, Cork

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

Ringrone Castle
Carrignamuck Castle, Cork

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


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