Killaha Castle

Killaha Castle, sometimes also spelled Killagha, lies in a field north of the townland of Upper Killaha, in County Kerry in Ireland.

Killaha Castle was built in the 16th century and was the family seat of the O'Donoghue of the Glens.

In 1643 Geoffrey the Poet became chief of the O'Donoghues. He was noted for having lavish banquets at the top of the castle. These banquets came at an end in 1652, during the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland, when the castle was hit with newly employed cannon by General Ludlow's army and partially destroyed. It appears to have been a ruin ever since.

The 18 meters high tower, overlooking the Glen of the Flesk River, seems to be connected to a corner of a rectangular bawn.

Killaha Castle is not accessible. It is situated on private grounds and can not be seen from the public road. Too bad, it looks very nice.


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Killaha Castle

Killaha Castle, sometimes also spelled Killagha, lies in a field north of the townland of Upper Killaha, in County Kerry in Ireland.

Killaha Castle was built in the 16th century and was the family seat of the O'Donoghue of the Glens.

In 1643 Geoffrey the Poet became chief of the O'Donoghues. He was noted for having lavish banquets at the top of the castle. These banquets came at an end in 1652, during the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland, when the castle was hit with newly employed cannon by General Ludlow's army and partially destroyed. It appears to have been a ruin ever since.

The 18 meters high tower, overlooking the Glen of the Flesk River, seems to be connected to a corner of a rectangular bawn.

Killaha Castle is not accessible. It is situated on private grounds and can not be seen from the public road. Too bad, it looks very nice.


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