Carrignacurra Castle

Carrignacurra Castle, lies on a rocky outcrop on the south bank of the River Lee, east of the village of Inchigeelagh, in County Cork in Ireland.

Carrignacurra Castle was probably built around 1575 to defend a ford across the River Lee and was a seat of the O'Leary family. In 1602 it was captured by Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare. In 1641, it was forfeited but restored in the 1660's to the MacCarthys, the O'Learys then occupying it as tennants.

In the 18th century the castle was obtained by the Masters family. Somewhere during the 19th century it was abandoned.

In 2017-2018 the castle was on sale for €225.000 with a planning permission for turning it into a private home and adding a modern wing. Pictures and plans can still be found on the site of the real estate company Premier Properties Ireland. Apparently it was sold to a Carlson family from America.

At present Carrignacurra Castle looked like it was situated on the grounds of a farm but was freely accessible. There were no signs of any building activity. A very nice tower house which would make a great place to live. I am very curious how the rebuilding will finally turn out.


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Carrignacurra Castle

Carrignacurra Castle, lies on a rocky outcrop on the south bank of the River Lee, east of the village of Inchigeelagh, in County Cork in Ireland.

Carrignacurra Castle was probably built around 1575 to defend a ford across the River Lee and was a seat of the O'Leary family. In 1602 it was captured by Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare. In 1641, it was forfeited but restored in the 1660's to the MacCarthys, the O'Learys then occupying it as tennants.

In the 18th century the castle was obtained by the Masters family. Somewhere during the 19th century it was abandoned.

In 2017-2018 the castle was on sale for €225.000 with a planning permission for turning it into a private home and adding a modern wing. Pictures and plans can still be found on the site of the real estate company Premier Properties Ireland. Apparently it was sold to a Carlson family from America.

At present Carrignacurra Castle looked like it was situated on the grounds of a farm but was freely accessible. There were no signs of any building activity. A very nice tower house which would make a great place to live. I am very curious how the rebuilding will finally turn out.


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