Derryleamleary Castle lies in a field, in County Cork in Ireland.
I don't know when Derryleamleary Castle was built. It was however owned by the Crimeen branch of the MacCarthy Riabhach. The MacCarthy Crimeens were continually locked in tribal disputes with their relations. In 1567 the castle was raided by Donal na Pipi MacCarthy of Kilbrittain, who was later obliged to return 25 cattle and make financial restitutions. Later its lands were taken by Fineen MacCarthy. Following the 1641 uprising these lands were forfeited by his grandson, also a Fineen. The MacCarthys regained the property following the Restoration, but lost it again in 1690. The Bernards of Bandon took possession on foot of a lease from the De Courcys.
During the Great Famine in the mid-19th century Derryleamleary Castle was used as a soup kitchen.
Derryleamleary Castle is a 3 storey tower, situated on a rock amongst marshes, west of a stream. It is largely covered in ivy. It stands on private ground so therefore not accessible. A nice tower.