Castles of Ireland - County Cork

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The Castles of Ireland
Munster Province : County Cork
Compiled by Lee Johnson
Early Stone Fortifications - Castles, Towers and Strong-Houses
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Castle Name Condition Description Early Founder(s) -- Time Period(s) Contructed Parish/Townland Ord Residency Links
Ruins of a medieval castle.
Ardagh Castle Ruin
Ardintenant Castle (Ardinterran Castle)
Ballea Castle Full
de Cogan, MacCarthy -- 16th century

Ballinacarriga Castle (Ballynacarriga Castle, Ballincarrig castle) Partial* A four-storeyed 16th century towerhouse. Hurley (1585) -- 4 story tower-house
Ballinaloe Castle (Ballinlough Castle?)
Ballincollig castle Ruin A 14th century castle with walled enclosure.

W 5971 Private
Ballyannan Ruin
Broderick (c1641) -- strong-house
Ballycatteen Ring Fort
A prehistoric fort.
Ballyclogh Castle (Ballyclough Castle) Partial

Ballycrenan castle Ruin
Ballyhooley Castle Ruin
Ballyinn Castle
Ballylough Castle Ruin
Ballymagooly Castle Ruin
Ballymaloo Castle

Bally-Roberts Castle (banks of river Bride)
Baltimore Castle Partial A 16th century castle, now used as a sailing school. O'Driscoll -- 17th century
Bantry House Full
Barnahely Castle None
Barrymore Castle
Barryscourt Castle (Castle Cloydubh) Full* A medieval castle rebuilt in the 16th century.

Belvelly Castle Partial*
Black Castle Ruin
Blackrock Castle Full*
Mountjoy (c1604) Cork City
Blarney Castle Partial*
MacCarthy (1446)
Bregogue Castle Ruin
Broghill Castle (Cregane, Creggan, Creggane House/Castle) Ruin
Bryan's Fort
A 17th century fort and a prehistoric fort.
Buttevant Castle (Barry's Castle, King John’s Castle) Ruin
Cahervagliar Fort Ruin Stone Fort

Careysville castle (Ballymacpatrick castle) None
Carn Tighernagh
An Iron Age fort.
Carrickabrick Castle Ruin
Carrig castle Ruin
Carrigadrohid Castle (Carrickadroichid Castle) Partial
MacCarthy - 16th century
Carrigaline Castle Ruin
Carriganass Castle
A l6th century castle.
Carrigaphooca Castle
A 16th century rectangular towerhouse. MacCarthy of Drishane -- 15th century
W 2974 A
Carrignacurra Castle (Carrigacunna Castle) Partial tower-house

Carrignamuck Castle (Dripsey Castle) Partial
Carrigonnon Castle

Carrigrohane castle (Kilgrohanemore Castle) Ruin 14th/16th century ruins.
Castle at the park
Castle Dod None
Castle Donovan (Donovan's, O'Donovan's, Castledonovan) Partial

Castle Freke (Castlefreke) Ruin* (1641)
Castle Harrison Full
Castle Hyde Full

Castle Ishen (Castlelishon) Ruin

Castle Lehane, Castle O'Lehan None
Castle Lyons Partial
Lord Barrymore
Castle Mahon *** (Monkstown Castle, Castle Mahowne, Castle Bernard, Castle O'Mahony, Castle Mahony) Ruin Ruins of a 16th century castle burned down in 1921.
Castle Mahon *** (Monkstown Castle, Castle Mahowne, Castle Bernard, Castle O'Mahony, Castle Mahony) Ruin A five-storeyed 17th century rectangular stronghouse. Archdekin (1630s) -- strong-house Monkstown W 7666 Park
Castle Martyr (Castlemartyr, Castle Imokilly, castle Ballymartyr) Partial A 15th century enclosure castle with a five-storeyed towerhouse, built on the probable site of a 12th century earthwork castle. baron of Imokilly -- (1440)
W 9674
Castle Mary (Castlemary,Carraigacotta) None
Castle More (Barrett's Castle) Ruin Ruins of a 13th century hall-tower on the site of an earlier enclosure castle. de Cogan, Barrett -- 13th century
W 5792
castle of Ballintowlas (Ballintotas) Ruin
Castle of Dunashad Ruin

castle of Kilnaturra Partial
Castle Richard (Ballygarran Castle)
Castle Salem Partial

Castle Townsend Castle Full
Castle Warren Ruin
Castle Widenham Full*
Castlehaven Castle Ruin
Castle-Kevin None
Castle-Long (Dun-na-Long castle) Ruin
Castle-Magner Castle Ruin
Castlemore Castle (Dun Draighneain, Drinan's fort) Ruin
Castletown Roche Castle None
Site of an enclosure castle.

W 2942
Charles Fort Partial
(c1685) Kinsale Harbor W654494
Clodagh Castle Ruin
Clonmeen or Cloonmeen Castle Ruin
Cloyne Castle None
Cloyne Round Tower
Round Tower

Conna Castle (Connagh Castle) Partial*
Fitzgerald (c1500), Boyle -- tower
Coole Castle Ruin
Coppinger's Court Ruin
Coppinger (c1625) -- semi-fortified house
Cork Castle (Skiddy's Castle)
A 15th century stone towerhouse, built, according to Fry, on a timber raft in a peat bog.

W 6771
Corrin Hill
An Iron Age fort.
Creg Castle Ruin
Dhermod's castle Ruin
Donemark Castle None
Doneraile Castle None
Donneen Castle (Downeen Castle, Downyne Castle) Ruin
Drishane Castle Full*
MacCarthy (c1450), Wallis -- tower-house
Dromagh Castle Ruin
Dromaneen Castle Ruin A 16th/17th century "L-plan" stronghouse. O'Callaghan (c1600) -- L-shaped strong-house
W 5097
Dromore Castle

Duaregill Castle
Dun Ui Mheachair
A 1798 fort.
Dunacowig Castle

Dunamark Castle
An early Anglo-Norman earthwork enclosure castle.

V 9950
Dunanore castle ('Golden Fort') Ruin
Dunbeacon Castle Ruin
Dunboy Castle Ruin Remains of a 15th century towerhouse, replaced by a star-plan fort in the 17th century. O'Sullivan Beare -- 15th century tower Castletownbere V 6644
Dundaniel Castle
The ruins of a 15th century castle.
Dundanion Castle (Galwey’s Castle) Ruin
Duneedy Castle Ruin
Duneen Castle Ruin
Dungorley Castele

Dunmanus Castle Partial

Dunny Cove Castle Ruin
Dunore Castle

Dunowen Castle Ruin
Dunworley Castle

Elizabeth Fort
Parts surviving of a fort built in 1603 and used as a prison in the 19th century.
Fort Camden
A late 18th century fort.
Fota Island Castle Ruin
Garinish Island
A Martello tower.
Glanworth Castle (or Glanore) Partial A 13th century castle with great tower and curtain walls and a gatehouse converted to a towerhouse in the 15th century. Condon, Roche -- 13th & 15th century
Horse island near Castle-Townsend (a Martello Tower)
Ightermurragh Ruin An early 17th century cruciform plan stronghouse. 15th century strong-house
W 9973
Inchiquin Castle (Inchiquin Tower) Ruin Remains of a cylindrical great tower. round-keep
X 0176
James's Fort
An early 17th century fort.
Kanturk Castle (The Old Court) Partial A 17th century rectangular stronghouse with corner towers. The castle was probably never completed. MacDonagh (c1601), MacCarthy, Perceval -- strong-house
Kilbolane Castle Ruin Remains of a 13th century castle. Cogan, Fitzgerald, Power -- 15th/16th century
R 4221
Kilbree Castle (Ballinvard Castle?) Ruin
Kilbrittain Castle Full*
Kilcoe Castle Ruin
Kilcolman Castle (Kilcoman, Coleman , Colman Castle) Ruin The ruins of a building which was once the home of the poet Edmund Spenser.
Kilcor Castle
Kilcrea Castle Ruin
Kilfinnan Castle
Kilgoban Castle (situated at the side of the river Bandon)
Kilgobbin Castle (Kilgobban Castle) Ruin
Kincolisky castle (Kincoe Castle) Ruin
Kinneigh Round Tower
Round Tower

Kinsale Castle 1 (Desmond Castle) Full A 15/16th century towerhouse often used to house prisoners of war. Fitzgerald (c1500) Kinsale W 6451
Kinsale Castle 2 Ruin The ruins of a five-storeyed 15th century towerhouse with curtain walls.

W 6451
Knockdrum Cashel
Ancient Fort

Knockdrum Hill
A ring-fort nearby.
Leacanabuile Fort
A fort of unknown date.
Leap Castle (Leim ui Bhanain) Full* The remains of the 16th century stronghold of the Ely O'Carrolls, reputedly the most haunted castle in Ireland with twenty-four ghosts. O'Bannon, O'Carroll
Lemcon Castle Ruin
Liclash Castle Ruin
Liscaha (the Battle Fort) Ruin
Liscarroll Castle Partial* A 13th century stone enclosure castle with gatehouse. de Barry, Percival -- 13th century
Lisgriffin Castle Ruin
Lisnagle Castle
Lohort Castle (Loghort castle) Partial* Ruin of a six-storeyed 15th century towerhouse. MacCarthy -- late 15th century tower
R 4602
Lombard's Castle Ruin
Macroom Castle Ruin
Carew, McCarthy Macroom
Mallow Castle Partial A 16th century stronghouse with a number of flanking towers. Roche, FitzGerald -- 13th/16th century Mallow W563983
Mashanaglass Castle (Mashaglass Castle) Ruin
Milltown castle (Miltown Castle) Partial
Mitchelstown Castle None
Moneygaff East Ringfort
Mount Long Castle *** Partial

Monkstown W676511
Mount Long Castle *** Partial A 17th century towerhouse. early 17th century Monkstown W 6573
Prince Rupert's tower Ruin
Reendesert (Reenadisert Court) Ruin
O'Sullivan Beare -- strong-house
Ring-Mahon Castle Ruin
Roche Castle Ruin
Roche Glanworth
Roche's Tower None
Rock Castle (Castleshort, Caisleángearr) None
Rooves More Ring Fort

Rossbrin Castle Ruin The 14th century ruins of an O'Mahony castle.
Rostellan Castle Ruin
Sherkin Island
The ruins of an O'Driscoll castle.
Shippool Castle
Ruins of a 15th century rectangular towerhouse.

W 5755
Shorte Castell (Castle Garr) Ruin
Threecastles Ruin
15th century
Togher Castle
Town Walls of Youghal

13th century

Tynte's Castle Full* An early 17th century castle.
White Castle
The 14th century ruins of an O'Mahony castle.

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