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Location
near Castlelyons, County Cork, Ireland

Description
Castle Lyons is situated 6 km south of Fermoy near the village of Castlelyons, in a field behind an industrial site off the main road near Castlelyons.

The castle is now in ruins and becoming overgrown with plants. It was once a fortified house with most of the walls over 4 feet thick.

History
Castle Lyons was one of the main seats of the Barry family in the 13th century, ever since King John granted the land to William de Barry. The Earl of Barrymore took over the castle in 1627 and built a large fortified house. In the 17th century the castle was held by the English as a stronghold against the Irish. Castle Lyons was captured by Lord Castlehaven after the battle of Manning Ford in 1643. The castle remained a habitable building until it was destroyed by fire accidently in 1771.


Other Castles in the Area
  Ardfinnan Castle, County Tipperary
  Ballintotis Castle, County Cork
  Ballyhooly Castle, County Cork
  Ballynamona Castle, County Cork
  Blarney Castle, County Cork
  Burncourt Castle, County Tipperary
  Castle Pook, County Cork
  Castle Richard, County Cork
  Castlemartyr, County Cork
  Conna Castle, County Cork
  Dunmahon Castle, County Cork
  Elizabeth Fort, County Cork
  Ightermurragh Castle, County Cork
  Lisfinny Castle, County Waterford
  Lismore Castle, County Waterford
  Tourin Castle, County Waterford
  Tyntes Castle, County Cork
  Wallstown Castle, County Cork







Wallstown Castle
Castle Lyons, Cork

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


 Castle Lyons map