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 Castles of Ireland - Castle Barrett






Location
south of Mallow, County Cork, Ireland

Description
Castle Barrett (Castel More) is situated on open grassy position south of the town of Mallow.

The castle is in ruins, with just a few parts of the walls standing like stone sentinels. The remaining fragments are from the north and east walls.

History
Castle Barrett was built around the 13th century. It was originally known as Castle More or Castlemore. In 1439 it was taken over by the Earl of Desmond. The Barrett family acquired the castle in the 17th century. The castle was damaged in 1645 by Oliver Cromwell's army. After the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, John Barrett who fought on the side of the Jacobites lost to the Williamites. Castle Barrett was destroyed and 12,000 acres of Barrett land was forfeited.


Other Castles in the Area
  Ballybeg Castle, County Cork
  Ballyclogh Castle, County Cork
  Ballyhooly Castle, County Cork
  Ballynamona Castle, County Cork
  Blarney Castle, County Cork
  Carrigadrohid Castle, County Cork
  Carrigaphooca Castle, County Cork
  Carrignamuck Castle, County Cork
  Castle Pook, County Cork
  Dromaneen Castle, County Cork
  Dunmahon Castle, County Cork
  Elizabeth Fort, County Cork
  Kanturk Castle, County Cork
  Kilcrea Castle, County Cork
  Liscarroll Castle, County Cork
  Lisgriffin Castle, County Cork
  Lohort Castle, County Cork
  Mallow Castle, County Cork
  Wallstown Castle, County Cork







Wallstown Castle
Castle Barrett, Cork

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


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