Dromiscane Castle

Dromiscane Castle lies in a field in the townland of the same name, in County Cork in Ireland. The castle is locally also known as the Boing, after a nearby ford through the river Blackwater.

I was not able to find out when Dromiscane Castle was built. It was a castle owned by the O'Keeffe's and originally consisted of a high rectangular tower house surrounded by a rectangular bawn with circular flankers on its 4 corners.

In 1592 the castle was taken over by the Drishane McCarthys, but was later recovered by the McDonagh-McCarthys of Kanturk, who were overlords of O'Keeffe territory in Duhallow.

In the 1690's Dromiscane Castle went to Sir Nicholas Chinnery. In 1750 it was written that the tower house of the castle had lately been demolished. Now only 3 of the former 4 flankers remain and parts of the curtain wall.

At present the remains of Dromiscane Castle are on private farmland, so not freely accessible. But the nice landowner granted me permission. A rather overgrown ruin with not much architectural detail.


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Dromiscane Castle

Dromiscane Castle lies in a field in the townland of the same name, in County Cork in Ireland. The castle is locally also known as the Boing, after a nearby ford through the river Blackwater.

I was not able to find out when Dromiscane Castle was built. It was a castle owned by the O'Keeffe's and originally consisted of a high rectangular tower house surrounded by a rectangular bawn with circular flankers on its 4 corners.

In 1592 the castle was taken over by the Drishane McCarthys, but was later recovered by the McDonagh-McCarthys of Kanturk, who were overlords of O'Keeffe territory in Duhallow.

In the 1690's Dromiscane Castle went to Sir Nicholas Chinnery. In 1750 it was written that the tower house of the castle had lately been demolished. Now only 3 of the former 4 flankers remain and parts of the curtain wall.

At present the remains of Dromiscane Castle are on private farmland, so not freely accessible. But the nice landowner granted me permission. A rather overgrown ruin with not much architectural detail.


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