Castles of Ireland - County Kerry

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The Castles of Ireland
Munster Province : County Kerry
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
Aghadoe Hill
Ruins of a castle of unknown date and style.
Aghadoe Round Tower
Round Tower

Another old castle on the Fenit side Ruins
Ardea Castle Ruins
O'Sullivan Beare -- 13th? century tower-house
Ardtully Castle Ruins Ruins of a 13th century castle.
Ballingarry Castle Ruins
Cantillon (1280), Crosbie (1641)
Ballingrilough Castle Ruins
Ballinruddery Castle Ruins
Ballinskelligs Castle (Ballinaskelligs Castle) Ruins The remains of a 13th century castle. MacCarthy -- 16th century
Ballybunion Castle (Ballybunnian Castle, Ballybunyan Castle) Ruins
Ballycarbery Castle Ruins Ruins of a 15th century rectangular towerhouse. MacCarthy Mor (O'Connell) -- 15th century
Ballyheigue Castle Ruin
Bally-Mac-Adam Castle (Baile-mic-Adam) None
Ballymalis Castle Partial* A four-storeyed 16th century towerhouse. O'Moriarity, Ferris -- 4 story, 16th century tower
Ballymaquin castle Ruins

Ballyseede Castle Full*

Barrow Harbour Castle
An early 13th century "round" castle.
Beale Castle Ruins
Beenbane Fort
A prehistoric fort.
On a mountain spur is a fort which was the seat of Curaoi Mac Daire, an ancient Irish king.
Caherdaniel Stone Fort

Cahergal Stone Fort (Cahirgall Stone Fort)
prehistoric stone fort

Cahir Castle None
Cappaclough Castle Ruins
Carrigafoyle Castle (Carrig-a-foile, Carrickafoyle, "the rock of the chasm", “the impregnable castle") Partial Ruins of a five-storeyed rectangular towerhouse within a bawn. Partly destroyed in the 17th century. O'Conor Kerry-- 15th century tower-house
Carrignass Castle Ruin
O'Sullivan (c1540)
Casement's Fort
A prehistoric or Celtic earth fort. The site of Sir Roger Casement's arrest.
Castle Cor Ruin
Castle Cove (of Mr; O'Sullivan)
Castle Lough None
Castledrum Ruins
Castle-Gregory Castle None
CastleIsland Castle ("Castle of the Island of Kerry") Ruins The remains of a 13th century castle. (1220)
Castle-Maine Castle (Caisleán na Mainge, "The Castle of the River Maine") Ruin
Castlequin (Castlequin House) Ruins
Castleshort (Short Castle) None
Cathair Murphy
Stone Fort
Cathair na Mairtineach
Stone Fort
Cloghane Castle (Clahane Castle) Ruins
Clonmellane castle Ruins
Collins's Castle (Cahircullane) Ruins
Conway Castle (Castle conway, Killorglin Castle) Ruins The ruins of a 12th century castle with prehistoric forts in the vicinity.
Courtayne Castle
Dangean-ni-Cushey ("the castle of Hussey", Hussey's castle, "the Market House") None
Dromore Castle (Waller Estate) Full
Dun an Oir
The remains of a 16th century fort.
Dun Beag
A prehistoric "castle".
Dunbeg Promontory Fort

10th century
Dunkerron Castle Ruins The ruins of a 16th century castle. O'Sullivan Mor -- early Anglo-Norman tower
Dunloe Castle (Dunlo Castle) Full* The ruins of a 13th century castle in the grounds of a hotel. Fitzgerald (c1215), O'Sullivan Mor, O'Mahony -- 17th century strong-house Beaufort
Fenit castle Ruins
Flesk Castle (Glenflesk Castle) Ruins
Gallarus Castle Full
Knight of Kerry - 16th century tower
Kilcushnan Castle None
Killaha castle Ruins The ruins of a 17th century castle.
Kilreilrig Stone Fort
A prehistoric fort?
Leacanabuaile Stone Fort
prehistoric stone fort

Leck Castle
A 16th century FitzGerald castle. Access via a cliff-path.
Letter Castle (Littur Castle) None
Lick Castle Ruins
Listowel Castle (FitzMaurice Castle, Lios Tuathail, The Fort of Tuathail) Full* Remains of a 15th century great tower. McGilligan, FitzMaurice -- 15th century
Q 9924
Loher Stone Fort

Mac Allistrom Castle (Ellistrom Castle) Ruins
Milltown Fort
A prehistoric circular fort.
Minard Castle Ruins Ruins of a (probably) 15th century towerhouse.

Parkovenear Castle (Aghadoe Castle, Castle of Parkvonear, "the Pulpit", "The Bishop's Chair") Ruins
13th century? round tower Aghadoe V934924
Rahanane Castle (Rahinane Castle) Ruins An Irish ring-fort with a 16th century (?) Anglo-Norman (?) "L-plan" towerhouse. Fitzgerald, Knight of Kerry
Ratoo Round Tower (Rattoo Round Tower)
Round Tower

Ross Castle (Ross Island Castle) Full* The ruins of a 15th century castle. O'Donoghue Mor, Browne -- 15th/16th century Killarney V950885
Skellig Michael
island monastic site

Staigue Fort
An Iron Age fort or prehistoric stone fortress.
Iveragh Peninsula V610632
Sybilla's castle (Castle Sybil) Ruins
Tralee Castle (Traleigh Castle) None

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