Castles in County Cork

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Castles in County Cork

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Books of Reference : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 48 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Books of Reference. Antient and present state of the County and City of Cork by Charles Smith, 1750. Visitation of Dive Downes, Bishop of Cork and Ross, 1691-1709. Youngs Tour of Ireland, (1776-9). Hoares Journal of a Town in…

Togher Castle, Near Dunmanway : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 47 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Cork Journal, 1895. Togher- a hurdle track across a bog. Smith says it belonged to the McCarthy's of Glownacrime. (Cork Journ. 1892) says it was built by Tadg or Orsa, between 1597 and 1618. Forfeited after 1641 and granted to…

Leamcon Castle, Near Schull : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 36 : graphic
Transcript of text: - "The Black Castle". Built on an island approached by a narrow passage. It was taken in 1602 by the Lord president of Munster, Carew. Said to have been built by Connor O'Mahony (d. 1473) son of Dermod Runtach. 1622 this…

Kilgobban, Near Ballinadee : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 34 : graphic
Transcript of text: - A castle of the McCarthys, on the Bandon river. Though well fortified the defenders ran away and left it in 1642 so the English took it and set it on fire. Little is known of its history but it is in fair condition though used…

Kilcrea Castle : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 33 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Built in 1467 by Cormac McCarthy. It is a fine square tower with a small bawn or courtyard. There are 5 stories and according to Windele a stairs of 77 marble steps and 2 stone vaulted cielings, also a fine large upper room or…

Inchcrenagh, or Castle Richard, Near Killeagh : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 31 :
Transcript of text: - The seat of the Senechals of Imokilly. Lewis states that it was built by the Great Earl of Desmond. This property was held by the Fitzgerald family till the 19th Century. It surrendered to Cromwell. The walls are very thick.…

Inchiquin, Near Killeagh : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 30 : graphic
Transcript of text: - One of the few round castles. In 1322 a document mentions it as a round tower built of stone. It was the property of the Fitzgeralds and was a dower house for widows of the Desmond family. The walls are from 8-12 ft. thick …

Glanworth Castle : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 29 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Smith (1750) describes this as ruins of a sumptuous castle built by the Flemings and afterwards owned by the Roches. There is a high tower erected on arched vaults and around it a strong wall flanked with turrets. Amy Fleming…