Garryvoe Castle

Garryvoe Castle lies in a field east of the village with the same name, in County Cork in Ireland.

I could not find any historical information about this castle. Only that in the 16th century it was owned by the local Carew family, of Anglo-Norman descent.

What remains at present, is a small square tower of two and a half storeys high. The south east corner of the tower has collapsed and on ground level a modern wall has been built to keep vandals out. Due to the presence of some stones sticking out of the northern and eastern walls, it could be that this tower was once part of a larger structure.

This is a nice little tower on a beautiful location. Nearby is also the ruin of the medieval parish church of Garryvoe.

Garryvoe Castle stands on private farmland, so it is not accessible but I got permission from the very friendly farmer at the site.


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Garryvoe Castle

Garryvoe Castle lies in a field east of the village with the same name, in County Cork in Ireland.

I could not find any historical information about this castle. Only that in the 16th century it was owned by the local Carew family, of Anglo-Norman descent.

What remains at present, is a small square tower of two and a half storeys high. The south east corner of the tower has collapsed and on ground level a modern wall has been built to keep vandals out. Due to the presence of some stones sticking out of the northern and eastern walls, it could be that this tower was once part of a larger structure.

This is a nice little tower on a beautiful location. Nearby is also the ruin of the medieval parish church of Garryvoe.

Garryvoe Castle stands on private farmland, so it is not accessible but I got permission from the very friendly farmer at the site.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://castles.nl/garryvoe-castle#sigFreeIdd06debc390