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Ballea Castle
near Ballea Hill, County Cork
Ballea Castle
Ballea Castle is situated on a cliff overlooking the Owenboy River in Carrigaline about 8 miles south of Cork City Ballea Castle is a three storey tower with a more recent two storey wing making an L-plan structure. The building has prominent... Read more >
Ballintotis Castle
near Ballintotes, County Cork
Ballintotis Castle
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Ballybeg Castle
near Buttevant and Grange, County Cork
Ballybeg Castle
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Ballyclogh Castle
near Ballyclogh, County Cork
Ballyclogh Castle
Ballyclogh Castle is situated in the village of Ballyclogh The castle is a square tower house which is now in ruins, and the roof has collapsed. Trees are growing around the castle, and starting to invade the ruins. Read more >
Ballyhooly Castle
near Ballyhooly, County Cork
Ballyhooly Castle
Ballyhooly Castle is situated amongst woodland on the north side of the River Blackwater near the town of Mallow in County Cork. The original castle is a five storey tower house with a relatively modern 20th century two storey fishing lodge... Read more >
Ballynacarriga Castle
Dunmanway, County Cork
Ballynacarriga Castle
Ballynacarriga Castle (also known as Ballinacarriga Castle) is set on a rocky outcrop overlooking Ballynacarriga Lough, about 5 miles from the town of Dunmanway in the west of County Cork. Ballynacarriga Castle is a large four storey tower house. It... Read more >
Ballynamona Castle
near An Seanbhaile Mor, County Cork
Ballynamona Castle
Ballynamona Castle is a ruined tower house in County Cork, Ireland. The castle is a four storey square tower house with corbelled turrets at opposite corners. There used to be a house attached to the castle, and the remains of the gables can be seen... Read more >
Blarney Castle
Blarney, County Cork
Blarney Castle
Situated 5 miles from Cork, Blarney Castle is set in traditional parkland near the River Martin. Today’s castle is the third on the site. It is made up of the derelict grey stone castle rebuilt in Scottish baronial style in 1874, Blarney House a... Read more >
Carrigadrohid Castle
near Carrigadrohid, County Cork
Carrigadrohid Castle
Carrigadrohid Castle is situated on a rocky outcrop in the River Lee near the village of Carrigadrohid in central Cork. The castle is a ruined three storey tower in a picturesque setting on the river. It is joined to the river bank by a road bridge... Read more >
Carrigaphooca Castle
near Macroom, County Cork
Carrigaphooca Castle
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Carrignacurra Castle
near Kilbarry, County Cork
Carrignacurra Castle
Carrignacurra Castle is built on a rocky outcrop on the bank of the River Lee a mile east of Inchigeelagh. The castle is a four storey tower house. It is not quite square, with longest side 38 feet and shortest side 25 feet. The north west corner is... Read more >
Carrignamuck Castle
near Meeshal, County Cork
Carrignamuck Castle
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... Read more >
Castle Barrett
south of Mallow, County Cork
Castle Barrett
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. Read more >
Castle Lyons
near Castlelyons, County Cork
Castle Lyons
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... Read more >
Castle Pook
Doneraile, County Cork
Castle Pook
The ruins of Castle Pook stands five acres on a rocky outcrop near Doneraile at the foot of the Ballyhouras. The castle is ruined tower. Remains of the defensive wall form a ridge around what would have been the castle courtyard. Parts of a dry moat... Read more >
Castle Richard
near Killeagh, County Cork
Castle Richard
Castle Richard is situated on farmland off the N25 south of the village of Killeag The castle, also known as Inchicrenagh, is a five storey ruined tower house, standing over 65 feet high. Read more >
Castlemartyr
near Castlemartyr, County Cork
Castlemartyr
Castlemartyr is a ruined castle situated in the grounds of Castlemartyr Resort, a 5 star luxury resort hotel in the town of Castlemartyr, about 20 minutes drive from Cork City. Castlemartyr is set amongst picturesque woodland. On the site is a... Read more >
Charles Fort
Kinsale, County Cork
Charles Fort
Charles Fort is situated about 3km from Kinsale on a cliff overlooking Kinsale harbour. Across the harbour is James Fort. Charles Fort is a star-shaped fort with five bastions. There are two bastions facing the sea: Devils bastion and Charles... Read more >
Conna Castle
near Conna, County Cork
Conna Castle
Conna Castle is situated on a limestone bluff overlooking the River Bride 6.5 km west of Tallow in County Cork. The castle is a ruined five storey square tower house about 85 feet tall. There is only one ceiling still intact, and a few remains of... Read more >
Coppingers Court
near Ballyvireen, County Cork
Coppingers Court
Coppingers Court is situated in a field south of Ballyvireen in southern County Cork. The main state rooms were in a central two storey structure with two four storey wings on the northern side. The wings have prominent corbelled parapets, with... Read more >
Desmond Castle
Kinsale, County Cork
Desmond Castle
Desmond Castle is located in Cork St., Kinsale town. Don't confuse this castle with the other castle of the same name in Adare, County Cork. The building is a three storey square tower house with store houses at the rear side. It has an arched... Read more >
Drishane Castle
near Millstreet, County Cork
Drishane Castle
Drishane Castle is situated northeast of Millstreet near where the Finnow river flows into the Blackwater. The castle is a 72 feet high tower house with rounded corners. It stands in the grounds of a large three storey 18th century house built by... Read more >
Dromaneen Castle
Dromaneen, County Cork
Dromaneen Castle
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Dunboy Castle ruins
near Castletownbere, County Cork
Dunboy Castle ruins
Dunboy Castle is set in 39 acres of land near the village of Castletownbere on Beara Peninsula and the shores of the Atlantic ocean, 12 miles from Kenmare in the south west of Ireland. The castle is part of the Dunboy Estate which also consists of... Read more >
Dunmahon Castle
near Dunmahon, County Cork
Dunmahon Castle
Dunmahon Castle is situated on a rocky outcrop above the Funshion river. The castle is a ruined square tower house hidden amongst trees and overgrown by foliage. It is not visible from the nearby road. Read more >
Elizabeth Fort
Cork, County Cork
Elizabeth Fort
Elizabeth Fort is built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city of Cork. It is located on Barrack Street in the heart of the city. Elizabeth Fort is star-shaped stone fort on an earthern bank. All that remains today is the outer wall of the fort,... Read more >
Ightermurragh Castle
Ightermurragh, County Cork
Ightermurragh Castle
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... Read more >
Kanturk Castle
near Ceann Toirc, County Cork
Kanturk Castle
Kanturk Castle is an impressive ruined mansion located about 1.5km from the market town of Kanturk in County Cork. The castle is a rectangular four storey high Tudor-style mansion made from limestone rubble from a nearby quarry. The main structure... Read more >
Kilbolane Castle
near Milford, County Cork
Kilbolane Castle
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Kilcrea Castle
Farran, County Cork
Kilcrea Castle
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Kilgobbin Castle
near Ballyhander, County Cork
Kilgobbin Castle
Kilgobbin Castle stands in a farmyard on the west bank of the river Bandon, a few miles from Kinsale in County Cork. The castle is a five storey square tower house and has been recently restored. The tower has two levels of barrel vaulted ceilings.... Read more >
Kilmeedy Castle
Kilmeedy, County Cork
Kilmeedy Castle
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Liscarroll Castle
Liscarroll, County Cork
Liscarroll Castle
Liscarroll Castle is an impressive ruined fortress located in the village of Liscarroll in County Cork. The castle, now in ruins, was a large rectangular structure about 240 feet by 120 feet in size with large rounded towers at each corner. The... Read more >
Lisgriffin Castle
near Greenhall, County Cork
Lisgriffin Castle
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Lohort Castle
near Cecilstown, County Cork
Lohort Castle
Lohort Castle is situated on the Castlelohort Demesne near Cecilstown in County Cork. This historic castle is an impressive five storey fortified tower with rounded corners, standing over 80 feet tall. The massive walls are 10 feet thick at the... Read more >
Mallow Castle
near Bellevue, County Cork
Mallow Castle
Mallow Castle stands on about 33 acres of gardens and parkland at Deerpark, Mallow in County Cork. Overlooking the Blackwater River, one of the finest salmon fishing rivers in Ireland, the castle is in a picturesque setting. The "old" Mallow Castle... Read more >
Mountlong Castle
near Mountlong, County Cork
Mountlong Castle
Mountlong Castle is located on the eastern bank of the Belgooly estuary near Kinsale in County Cork. The castle is a ruined stronghouse three storeys tall with an attic level. The plan is rectangular with a tower at each corner. The towers on the... Read more >
Ringrone Castle
near Kinsale, County Cork
Ringrone Castle
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Tyntes Castle
Youghal, County Cork
Tyntes Castle
Tynte's Castle is located on Main Street in the centre of the town of Youghal, in County Cork. It is a four storey tower house standing about 50 feet high. There used to be several of these urban tower houses in Youghal, but this the only one... Read more >
Wallstown Castle
near Ballynamona, County Cork
Wallstown Castle
Wallstown Castle is located on farmland in the River Awbeg valley in Castletownroche, near Ballynamona, County Cork. The River Awbeg flows past the eastern boundary of the property. The castle is a ruined fortified four storey tower house. The... Read more >