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 Castles of Ireland - Sleady Castle






Location
Sleady, County Waterford, Ireland

Description
Sleady Castle is located on farmland a few miles from Cappoquin in County Waterford.

It is a large stronghouse that was originally a double cross shape. The wing in the middle of the north side has gone, as has the part of the northern wall. The castle is now a four storey ruin, with tall gables and stark chimneys. The castle is constructed of rough stone with thick walls. The main entrance is gone but two square towers remain at either side. One of the towers has a parapet with battlements and a machicolation.

History
Sleady Castle was built around 1628 by Philip MacGrath, During the Rebellion of 1641, Sleady Castle was captured. The MacGraths were expelled and ended up living in a nearby cottage. Part of the Sleady estate went to the Osbournes. By the end of the 19th century Sleady Castle was just a shell


Other Castles in the Area
  Ardfinnan Castle, County Tipperary
  Ballindoney Castle, County Tipperary
  Burncourt Castle, County Tipperary
  Cahir Castle, County Tipperary
  Conna Castle, County Cork
  Lisfinny Castle, County Waterford
  Lismore Castle, County Waterford
  Loughlohery Castle, County Tipperary
  Ormonde Castle, County Tipperary
  Tourin Castle, County Waterford
  Tyntes Castle, County Cork







Tyntes Castle
Sleady Castle, Waterford

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