Kilmeedy Castle

Kilmeedy Castle lies next to a farm, south of the town of Millstreet, in County Cork in Ireland.

Kilmeedy Castle was built in 1436 by the MacCarthys of Drishane, not as a place of residence but as a military stronghold. It had to guard a pass between the Musherabeg and Claragh mountains from Co. Kerry into Co. Cork. The castle was damaged by Cromwell’s army in the late 1600's. It later suffered from local tradesmen who used the ruin as a source of cheap building materials.

A very nice tower, but as it is situated on private grounds its interior can not be visited. Too bad.


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Kilmeedy Castle

Kilmeedy Castle lies next to a farm, south of the town of Millstreet, in County Cork in Ireland.

Kilmeedy Castle was built in 1436 by the MacCarthys of Drishane, not as a place of residence but as a military stronghold. It had to guard a pass between the Musherabeg and Claragh mountains from Co. Kerry into Co. Cork. The castle was damaged by Cromwell’s army in the late 1600's. It later suffered from local tradesmen who used the ruin as a source of cheap building materials.

A very nice tower, but as it is situated on private grounds its interior can not be visited. Too bad.


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View the embedded image gallery online at:
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