Ballinvard Castle

Ballinvard Castle, also known as Rossmore, lies in a field in the townland of Rossmore, in County Cork in Ireland.

Ballinvard Castle, an O'Hurley stronghold, was built in the late 16th century, most probably by Randal Oge Hurley of Ballynacarriga Castle. In the course of the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland the castle was taken and forfeited in 1650. For a short time it was garrisoned with English soldiers. When they left, they largely destroyed the battlements, rendering the castle indefensible. The castle and its lands were later granted to the Archbishop of Dublin.

The field where Ballinvard Castle is situated in is difficult to enter, the castle itself is locked. A very nice tower.


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Ballinvard Castle

Ballinvard Castle, also known as Rossmore, lies in a field in the townland of Rossmore, in County Cork in Ireland.

Ballinvard Castle, an O'Hurley stronghold, was built in the late 16th century, most probably by Randal Oge Hurley of Ballynacarriga Castle. In the course of the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland the castle was taken and forfeited in 1650. For a short time it was garrisoned with English soldiers. When they left, they largely destroyed the battlements, rendering the castle indefensible. The castle and its lands were later granted to the Archbishop of Dublin.

The field where Ballinvard Castle is situated in is difficult to enter, the castle itself is locked. A very nice tower.


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