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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…

Dromineen, Near Mallow : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 27 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Smith says that in James I's reign (1603-25) the O'Callaghans built a statley house on the foundations of a castle. There was a very large Bawn, flanked by towers, and at the junction of the S.E. walls a Columbarium, now a…

Desmond's Castle, Kinsale : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 25 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Known locally as "The French Prison". In 1747 or 48 there was a fire in "the gaol" and 54 persons, mostly Spanish prisons, perished. Leahy describes this building in "England in the 18th Century Vol. 2. p.358. Nothing seems to…

Derry, Near Ballineen : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 24 : graphic
Transcript of text: - A small keep in good condition. It belonged to the Clan Cremin branch of the MacCarthys, powerful until the Cromwellian confiscations. Bennett says that the O'Hurleys owned this Monteen and Ballinvoher. Dermot O'Hurley, called…

Coppingers Court or Ballyvireen, Near Roscarbery : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 23
Transcript of text: - Lewis calls it "the remains of an ancient house of Elizabethan style. Smith calls this the ruins of the largest house in Carbery, erected by Sir Walter Coppinger who designed to build a market town here but was hindered by…

Conna : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 22 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Smith says that Conna Castle belonged to Thomas Fitzgerald Roe, who did not concern himself in the rebellion of his relatives but lived peaceably in his castle where he died in 1593. In 1645 Lord Castlehaven said that it…

Cloghda, Near Crookstown : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 21 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Built by the McSwineys who were originally warders for the McCarthys. It is a strong keep but the lower part of the stairs is destroyed. It was almost destroyed by the Earl of Desmond in 1598 but was rebuilt soon after. There…

Cloghdubh or Barryscourt, Carrigtohill : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 20 : grap
Transcript of text: - 1206. Philip de Barry built a castle here, said to be one of the earliest Anglo Norman ones. - 1581. Raleigh had it, but Lord Barry had previously set fire to it. - David, 1st Earl of Barrymore was the last Barry to live in…

Carrignamuck, Dripsey : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 17 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Smith says it was founded by the McCarthy who founded Blarney. Cromwell had a garrison in it. (Cork Jour. 1892 p.11) it was the residence of the ____ successor cheif of the family. Built by Cormac 9th Earl of Muskerry who…

Carrignacurra, Near Inchigeela : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 16 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Occupied by connor O'Leary till 1641 when his estates were forfeited. The name means "the Rock of the Weir". There was an important eel weir on the Lee nearby. The O'Learys came to this district about 1192. - Download size…

Carriganas, on Owvane river, Near Ballylickey : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 14 :
Transcript of text: - Smith describes this castle as a lofty structure with a square court and flanked with 4 round towers. It was built by O'Sullivan Bere and was held by Daniel O'Sullivan against the forces of Elizabeth. After the capture of…

Carrigadrohid : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 13 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Smith says built by the McCarthys. A noted pass in the wars of 1641. Lord Broghil hanged the Bishop of Ross there as he refused to order the garrison to surrender. Soon after the English took the castle by a trick. In 1600…

Cahirmone, Midleton : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 12 : graphic
Transcript of text: - 1761 the 6th Lord Midleton was born at Cahirmore. Built in 1579 by Redmond Fitzgerald (Lewis). The mansion, now a ruin was occupied by Lord Midleton's agent in 1837. - Download size (PDF): 114 KB. Image no Vol_06-12.

Benduff Castle, Near Rosscarbery : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 11 : graphic
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Belvelly, Great Island : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 10 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Built by the Hodnets in the 14th century. 1636 leased to Sir Philip Courthope who repaired it and lived there till about 1651. About 1581 Raleigh had it for a time, and after him Lord Barrymore, and in 1666 Lord Orrery wrote…

Ballyhooly, Near Fermoy : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 08 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. Smith (1750) says "a castle of the Roches, formerly a forest of great extent. It afterwards passed to Sir Rd. Aldworth. In 1645 it ws taken by lord Castlehaven. Repaired by Lady Listowel who built the house in 1871.…

Ballyannan, Midleton : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 07 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Probably built by the Hodnets, later rebuilt by the Brodericks in the 16th Cen. They lived there till the middle 18th Cen. - Download size (PDF): 114 KB. Image no Vol_06-07.

Ballintotis, Near Midleton : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 05 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Probably a Geraldine castle. A small tower fairly well preserved, stairs and vaulted ceiling sound in 1936. Almost nothing is known about it. Smith I. 133 "On the old high road to Youghal". It is near 2 lakes. There were once…

Ballinacarriga, Near Dunmanway : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 03 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Smith says "built by Randal Oge Hurley at a noted pass. Lewis calls it a lofty pile 96 ft. high. There is a good spiral stone stairs. There are some curious carving mostly religious around the window of an upper room. High…

Ardintenant, Near Schull : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 02 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. This castle was the residence of the chief of the O'Mahonys. It was built not later than 1310 (Cork Jour. 1899, 1909, &1910). Many generations of this family lived and died there until 1607 when Donal O'Mahony let it…

Aghern, Near Conna on the Bride : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 06, no. 01 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Lewis says that this castle was built in 1389 by one of the Fitzgeralds on the Cork-Tallow road to command a pass over the river. It was a very strong castle garrisoned by the Earl of Desmond against the forces of Elizabeth.…

Inchiquin, Near Killeagh : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 05, no. 07 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. INCHIQUIN. Near Killeagh. - Smith. Vol.I. p.131. Inchecoigne Manor, belonging to the House of Ormond, is mentioned in 1370. It was purchased from the Earl of Burlington by the Earl of Bessborough. - Lewis. Vol.I.…

Inchicrenagh, or Castle Richard, Near Killeagh : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 05, no. 06
Transcript of text: - Page 01. INCHICRENAGH. or Castle Richard. Near Killeagh. - The name means "the river meadow of wheat". (Cork Journal 1894. p.214). - This castle is not directly mentioned by Smith. It was the seat of the Seneschals of Imokilly…

Cahirmone, Near Midleton : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 05, no. 05 : graphic
Transcript of text: - CAHIRMONE. Near Midleton. - Lewis Vol. II. p.369. Built by Redmond Fitzgerald in 1579. In 1580 the Seneschal of Imokilly was driven out of this castle by Capt. Ralegh. There are some remains of the castle. - Cork Journal.…

Kilbeheny, Near Mitchelstown : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 04, no. 05 : graphic
Transcript of text: - KILBEHENY. Near Mitchelstown. - Cork Journal. 1893. p.82. This castle was the residence of the White Knights, a title given to Maurice Fitzgibbon by Edward Ill. in 1333. There were nine White Knights, the last one died in this…

Glanworth Castle : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 04, no. 04 : graphic
Transcript of text: - GLANWORTH. Smith. Vol.I. p.351. The ruins of a sumptous castle, built by the Flemings, and afterwards owned by the Roches. There are some buildings, and a high tower erected on arched vaults. Around it is a strong wall flanked…

Dromineen, Near Mallow : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 04, no. 03 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. DROMINEEN. Near Mallow. Smith. Vol.I. p.308. The seat of the O'Callaghans. In James I's time they erected a very stately house on the foundations of the castle. The Bawn is large, flanked with round towers, and…

Togher, Near Dunmanway : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 03, no. 18 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. TOGHER. Near Dunmanway. The name means a hurdle track across a bog. Smith. Vol.I. p.286. - Belonged to the McCarthys of Glounacrime. Teig O'Downey, the last of this branch, owned it and Dunmanway. Lewis. Vol.I. p.568…

Timoleague Castle : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 03, no. 17 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. TIMOLEAGUE. Smith. Vol.I. p.250. The Arigideen washes the walls of an old castle of the O'Shaghnessies. It now belongs to the Earls of Barrymore. It was taken by Lord Forbes, retaken by the Irish, but was captured by…

Rosbrin, Near Ballydehob : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 03, no. 15 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. ROSBRIN. Near Ballydehob. - Smith. Vol.I. p.282. The ruins of a castle built by the O'Mahonys on a rock overhanging the ocean. Carew demolished it and battered its west wall to the ground. The owner turned pirate in…

Mountlong, Near Belgooly : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 03, no. 13 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. MOUNTLONG. Near Belgooly. - Smith. Vol.I. p.218. A handsome castle of the Longs. It was deserted by the Irish in 1642 when Col. Brocket landed in Kinsale. - Vol.II. p.128. Mr. Long, High Sheriff of the County, formed…

Leamcon, Near Schull : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 03, no. 12 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. LEAMCON. Near Skull. - The Black Castle. - Smith Vol.I. p.284. A ruined castle of the Mahonys, built on an island to which is a very narrow passage, easily defended. - Lewis. Vol.II. p.560. Taken by the Lord President…

Kilgobban Castle : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 03, no. 11 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. KILGOBBAN. - Smith. Vol.I. p.250. Dermot ne Giack of Littergorman took the castle by surprise about 1641. The castle of Kilgoban on the Bandon river, as also that of Carriganas, both belonged to McCarthy, as did that…

Derrylemleary, Near Ballineen : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 03, no. 08 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. DERRYLEMLEARY. Near Ballineen. - Not mentioned by Smith. - Lewis. Vol.I. p.458. An interesting ruin. - Cork Journal. 1904. p.5. The Clan Crimin branch of the MacCarthys in E. Carbery had two castles, this and…

Castle Donovan, Near Drimoleague : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 03, no. 07 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. CASTLE DONOVAN. Near Drimoleague. Smith. Vol.I. p.286. Seated amongst the mountains. - Lewis. Vol.I. p.505. Built by the head of the O'Donovan family in the reign of Henry IV. (1399-1415) It is a lofty square tower…

Ballyvenine or Coppinger's Court : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 03, no. 04 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. BALLYVENINE or COPPINGERS COURT. - Smith. Vol. I. p.270. The ruins of the largest house in Carbery, erected by Sir WaIter Coppinger, he designed to build a market town here but was hindered by the rebellion of 1641,…

Ballinaroher, Near Clonakilty : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 03, no. 02 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. BALLINAROHER. Near Clonakilty. - Smith . Vol.I. p.37. A sept of the McCarthys called Mac Crimin had their seat here. It was antiently on of the best castles in this county. Mac Crimin justly forfeited this castle,…

Ballinacarriga, Near Dunmanway : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 03, no. 01 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. BALLINACARRIGA. Near Dunmanway. - Smith. Vol,I. p.261. Built by Randal Oge Hurley at a noted pass, deemed very strong, was garrisoned by the English in 1641. - Lewis. Vol.I. p.151. A lofty pile, 96 ft high, with a…

Drumcaragh, Near Toon Bridge : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 02, no. 07 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. DRUMCARAGH. near Toon Bridge. - Smith and Lewis merely mention this as an O'Leary castle. - Cork Jour. 1914. p.61. A sketch of the castle by M.Holland in 1913. Cody. The Lee, Cork and the Corkonians. 1859. An ancient…

Castlemore, Near Crookstown : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 02, no. 05 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. CASTLEMORE. Near Crookstown. - Smith. Vol. I. p.207. Built by the McSwineys and afterwards owned by the McCarthys. It is in repair, Mr Travers lives in it. It belonged to John Bailey, whose daughter married Mr Rye in…

Carrigaphooka, Near Macroom : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 02, no. 03 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. CARRIGAPHOOKA. Near Macroom. - Smith. Vol. I. p. 190. Built by the Mac Carthys of Drishane. The entrance is by a high rock of dangerous footing, where no more than one person at a time can climb, and he must be very…

Carrigadrohid Castle : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 02, no. 02 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. CARRIGADROHID. - Smith Vol.I. p.185. Built by the Mac Carthys at a noted pass in the wars of 1641. In good repair, inhabited. - Lewis says a massive structive with some modern additions such as an entrance from the…

Ballincollig Castle : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 02, no. 01 : graphic
Transcript of text: - Page 01. BALLINCOLLIG. - Smith Vol.I. p. 179. An ancient castle of the Barretts. In 1600 William Barrett, who had been concerned in Desmond's Rebellion, submitted to the Queen. The castle was garrisoned by Cromwell, and in the…

Clans : introductory essay from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 01, no. 07 : graphic
An essay describing the various clans in various districts throughout County Cork and how land was obtained. - Download size (PDF): 1,359 KB. Image no Vol_01-07.

The Type of Building found in Co. Cork : introductory essay from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 0
An essay describing the various features of castles in County Cork. - Download size (PDF): 1,198 KB. Image no Vol_01-06.

Present Condition of the Castles of Co. Cork : introductory essay from "Castles in County Cork",
An essay on describing the conditions of castles with references to some Cork castles, broken into the following three categories: 'Castle', 'Castle in ruins', and 'Site of castle'. - Download size (PDF): 421 KB. Image no Vol_01-04.

The Castles of County Cork : introductory essay from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 01, no. 03 :
An introductory essay from Castles in County Cork, with a list of some of the oldest castles in Cork. - Download size (PDF): 220 KB. Image no Vol_01-03.

Tuckey's "Cork Remembrancer" : introductory essay from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 01, no. 02
Extracts from Tuckey's 'Cork Remembrancer'. - Download size (PDF): 221 KB. Image no Vol_01-02.

Index of Castles : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 01, no. 01 : graphic
An index of Cork castles in 4 columns: Name of castle