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near Ballyvireen, County Cork, Ireland

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 machicolations (floor opening through which missiles could be dropped on attackers). There are also machicolations on the southern side of the main block. Most of the windows are gone, with some remnants still visible in the south wing. The servants quarters were in the roof attic. An octagonal chimney is still visible

This stronghouse was built by local merchant, Sir Walter Coppinger in the 1620s and 1630s. One of his descendants, Walter Coppinger, a rebel Catholic, was outlawed by the Williamite government in 1691. The house was later held by the Beecher family.

Other Castles in the Area
  Ballynacarriga Castle, County Cork

Ballynacarriga Castle
Coppingers Court, Cork. Most of the windows have gone, but some fragments remain in the south wing seen here on the right.

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

Ballynacarriga Castle
Coppingers Court, Cork

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

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