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Fantstown near Kilmallock, County Limerick, Ireland
Fantstown Castle stands in a farmyard about two and a half miles east of Kilmallock.
It is a five storey fortified tower house about 56 feet high, and although in ruins, it is in fairly good condition. There are prominent bartizans on both the north western and south eastern corners of the fourth storey. There are fireplaces in the side walls of the third and fourth storeys. The fifth storey has a fireplace in the south western end wall.
Fantstown Castle has a Sheela-na-gig about 4m up on the north corner of the castle, facing north east.
Fantstown Castle was built in the early 1300s by the Fant family. It may have been built as an extension to an existing stone tower, due to construction of corner stones in the North wall. The castle was restructured in the 1600s, with the top half being replaced, and gun turrets added.
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Adare Manor, County Limerick
Ballybeg Castle, County Cork
Ballyclogh Castle, County Cork
Ballynamona Castle, County Cork
Bourchiers Castle, County Limerick
Carrigogunnell Castle, County Limerick
Castle Pook, County Cork
Desmond Castle, County Limerick
Dunmahon Castle, County Cork
Kanturk Castle, County Cork
Kilbolane Castle, County Cork
King Johns Castle, Kilmallock, County Limerick
Liscarroll Castle, County Cork
Lisgriffin Castle, County Cork
Lohort Castle, County Cork
Wallstown Castle, County Cork