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 Castles of Ireland - Ightermurragh Castle






Location
Ightermurragh, County Cork, Ireland

Description
Ightermurragh Castle stands amongst trees at the of a track in Ightermurragh in County Cork.

Although a ruin, it is an impressive sight standing four storeys tall with a cross-shaped plan. It has many gunloops in the walls of the first and second storeys. The house has tall chimney stacks and mullioned windows. The main entrance is on the first storey, and shows evidence of where the yett would have been located.

History
Ightermurragh Castle was built by Edmund Supple. On the second storey, a lintel over the fireplace has an inscription in Latin which includes the names Edward Supple and his wife Margaret FitzGerald, with a construction date of 1642. The castle was captured and burned down soon after completion. It was subsequently restored in the mid-18th century by a Mr. Smith.


Other Castles in the Area
  Ballintotis Castle, County Cork
  Ballyhooly Castle, County Cork
  Castle Lyons, County Cork
  Castle Richard, County Cork
  Castlemartyr, County Cork
  Conna Castle, County Cork
  Lisfinny Castle, County Waterford
  Lismore Castle, County Waterford
  Tourin Castle, County Waterford
  Tyntes Castle, County Cork







Tyntes Castle
Ightermurragh Castle, Cork

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

Tyntes Castle
Ightermurragh Castle, Cork

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


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