Castles of Ireland - County Limerick

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The Castles of Ireland
Munster Province : County Limerick
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
Adare Castle (Desmond Castle) Ruins An early medieval stone castle with rectangular great tower and domestic range. de Marisco, FitzGerald -- 13th century Adare R469467
Amigan castle Ruins
Aney Castle Ruins
Askeaton Castle (Ashkeaton Castle) Ruins Remains of a stone enclosure with buildings from the 13th to the 16th centuries. de Burgo (c1200), Fitzgerald -- 13th & 15th century
Aughinish Island
A circular enclosure containing a 16/17th century towerhouse.

R 2853
Baggotstown castle Ruins
Ballingarry Castle
A pre-Norman ring-fort with an "L-plan" towerhouse. de Lacy - A pre-Norman ring-fort with an "L-plan" towerhouse Ballingarry R 2437
Ballybricken castle Ruins
Ballycahane Castle Ruins
Ballyculhane Castle Ruins
Ballygrennan Castle (Ballygrennane Castle, Ballygrenan Castle) Ruins A 16th century towerhouse with baileys. Kildare Fitzgeralds, Ffoxe, Evans -- 16th century tower
Ballynamona Castle (Moortown Castle, Ballinamona Castle) Ruins
Ballynard castle Ruins
Ballynoe castle Ruins
Ballyshondehaigh Castle Ruins
Beagh Castle Ruins A ruined castle on the shore of the Shannon.
Black Castle Ruins
Bollane castle Ruins
Bonistoe Castle (Woodstock castle) Ruins
Bruff Castle Ruins
Bruff Forts
Prehistoric hill-forts.
Bruree Fortress (Three Castles enclosed by a wall) Ruins Old royal forts, some pre-Christian plus three 14th century de Lacy castles.
Buckinghamshire (King's Castle /King John/) Partial*

Cahinelly Castle

Cahirconlish Castles (Caherconlish Castles) 4 castles in the walled town None Possible remains of a 12/13th century motte.

R 6750
Cappagh castle None A late 15th century great tower.

R 8948
Carrig-a-Quincy Castle
Carrig-Cnuil Fortress None
Carrigfariogla Castle (Carrigoreely Castle, "‘O’Farrell’s rock") Ruins
Carrigogunnell Castle (Carrig Oge Connuil Castle) Ruins Ruins of a stone castle with works dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries, including two multi-storeyed towers.
May be the 14th century fort destroyed during the siege of Limerick in 1691.
Norman origins, O'Brien -- 13th to 16th century Shannon R 5050
Carrigonan Castle Ruins
Castle Brittas Ruins
Burke -- 13th century
Castle Comfort
Castle Connell (Lismoyle Castle, Castleconnel Castle, Castleconell Castle) Ruins Remnants of a 13th century stone enclosure castle. de Burgo, de Clare, Burke -- 13th century
R 6563
Castle Farm
Castle Guard (Castleguarde) Full*
Castle Hewson
Castle Ivers (Tullerbuoy Castle) Ruins
Castle Oliver Full*
Castle Troy Ruins
Castle-Egney Ruins
Castletown Castle Partial
Castletown-Mac-Eineiry Castle Ruins
Clonarla Castle None
Clounshire Castle (Clonshere Castle) Ruins
Court Browne castle Ruins
Croagh Castle
Croc-a-Ysenachius-leann Fortress ("the old Hill of the Castle") Ruins
Cromwell’s Hill Ruins
Cromwell’s Moat Ruins
Croom Castle
The ruin of an 1190 FitzGerald castle.
Cullan castle Ruins
The ruins of a 13th century castle and the 15th century Glenquin towerhouse.
Doon Castle (Bourchier's Castle)
A five-storeyed 15th century towerhouse built on the site of a 13th century castle.

R 6542
Dromdeely castle Ruins
Dromore Castle Full*
Dunmoylan Fort Ruins
Fanningstown Castle (Fanstown Castle) Full* A 16th century rectangular towerhouse.

R 6428
Fauntstown Castle Ruins
Ferry Castle
Finnitterstown castle Ruins
Garraunboy Castle
A five-storeyed 15th century towerhouse.

R 4345
Glenogra Castle Ruins Remains of a 15th century stone enclosure castle. Earl of Desmond (c1410)
R 5942
Glenquin Castle
A 16th century six-storeyed towerhouse, rebuilt in the 19th century. O'Hallinan, O'Brien -- six story tower
R 2526
Glenwilliam Castle Full*
Glin Castle Full*
Fitzgerald, Knights of Glin -- tower & Georgian manor house

Gormanstown Castle Ruins
Greane Moat (Grean Moat)
Gurran Buidhe Castle Ruins
Gurtnetubber castle Ruins
John's Castle
A peel tower.
Kenmare Castle Full
Kilballyowen Castle Ruin
Kilduff Castle Ruins
Kilfenny Castle Ruins
Kilfinnane Motte
A motte or ring-fort.
Killelonehan Castle (Killeenoghty Castle) Ruins
Kilpeacon Castle None
Limerick Castle **** (King John's, Englishtown, Kilmallock Castle) Full* A 13th century stone enclosure castle with round towers. Of considerable strategic importance, it continued in use until the 18th century. (c1210) -- Billingley, Browne
King John (c1208) -- 13th/17th century
Limerick R577577
Lisamoota castle Ruins
Lisnacille Castle Ruins

MacSheehie (c1470) -- tower

Listowel Castle
Castle of the ex-Lords of Kerry, destroyed in 1600.
Lixnaw Castle
ruin of a 16th century castle of the Earls of Kerry.
Lough Gur Castle Ruins Prehistoric remains including stone forts, and two medieval Desmond castles, their ruins on the E and S of the lake.
Matrix Castle (Castle Matrix, Castle Matres, Court-Matrix) Full* A renovated 15th century towerhouse. Desmond Fitzgerald -- 15th century, 19th century repair Rathkeale R 3040
Meadstown castle Ruins
Newcastle Castle Ruins
Newtown Castle (see Ballyvaughan Castle Co. Clare) Full*
O'Donovans Castle Ruins
Old Court Castle (Athlacca Castle, Athlatriche Castle) Ruins
On the hill of Knockadoon Ruins
Pallaskenry Castle Ruins
Parson’s Castle Ruins
Pontrinard Castle
A 14th century ruin.
Purt Castle Ruins
Raheene Castle
An Irish ring-fort with a later Anglo-Norman castle.

R 5949
Raleighstown Castle and Bawn Ruins
Rathcannon Castle Ruins
Rathcannon Castle (Ancient Fortress on site of) None
Rathgonin Castle Ruins
Rathmore Castle Ruins The ruins of a 14th century castle and Rathmore ring-fort.
Rathmore ring-fort
Ring Fort
Rathsiward Castle Ruins
Reerassta Ring Fort
Rockfield Fortress
Rockstown Castle Partial

Ryves Castle (Castlejane) Ruins Castle ruins on a hill.
Shanid castle Ruins A 12th century motte castle carrying a polygonal tower surrounded by a shell curtain. Desmond Fitzgerald (c1230) -- polygonal tower
R 2445
Springfield Castle Partial*
Fitzgerald, Fitzmaurice, Deane -- 16th century tower

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Stephenson Castle Ruins
Strong Fortress of John Fitzgerald, sometimes called John of Callan Ruins
traces of other castles Ruins
Tullyvin Castle Ruins
West Cahir Elly castle
Williamstown Castle Ruins

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