Dundanion Castle

Dundanion Castle lies in the Blackrock area in Cork, in County Cork in Ireland.

Dundanion Castle is thought to have been built around 1560 by the Galway/Galwey family. They were prominent citizens of Cork at the time. It was built next to a cliff overlooking a flood plain of the River Lee.

Some sources mention the castle as the departure point of William Penn on one of his voyages to the Americas ahead of the founding of Pennsylvania in the 1680's. In the 1690's the castle was forfeited and it went to the Roche brothers who mortgaged it to the Nagles. After that it changed hands several times before falling into ruin.

When the architect Sir Thomas Deane built the nearby Dundanion House in the 1830's, stonemasons made the remains of Dundanion Castle into a 'picturesque ruin'.

Dundanion Castle is situated on the grounds of Dundanion House, which is a private building used as an office, so it is not accessible. It is not a very interesting tower.


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Dundanion Castle

Dundanion Castle lies in the Blackrock area in Cork, in County Cork in Ireland.

Dundanion Castle is thought to have been built around 1560 by the Galway/Galwey family. They were prominent citizens of Cork at the time. It was built next to a cliff overlooking a flood plain of the River Lee.

Some sources mention the castle as the departure point of William Penn on one of his voyages to the Americas ahead of the founding of Pennsylvania in the 1680's. In the 1690's the castle was forfeited and it went to the Roche brothers who mortgaged it to the Nagles. After that it changed hands several times before falling into ruin.

When the architect Sir Thomas Deane built the nearby Dundanion House in the 1830's, stonemasons made the remains of Dundanion Castle into a 'picturesque ruin'.

Dundanion Castle is situated on the grounds of Dundanion House, which is a private building used as an office, so it is not accessible. It is not a very interesting tower.


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