Mashanaglass Castle

Mashanaglass Castle, lies in the townland of the same name, south east of the town of Macroom, in County Cork in Ireland.

Mashanaglass Castle was built in 1585. This was a MacCarthy castle, although held for them by the MacSweeneys who later would become its legal owners. In 1642 it was forfeited by the MacSweeneys for being concerned in the Irish Rebellion but they were later reinstated by Charles I of England. In 1864 it was partially blown up, allegedly by treasure hunters.

The castle is essentially a 4 storey rectangular tower with 2 projecting triangular spurs at its north east and south west corners.

At present the ruin of Mashanaglass Castle are used as a shed to store agricultural equipment. A peculiar and nice small castle.


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Mashanaglass Castle

Mashanaglass Castle, lies in the townland of the same name, south east of the town of Macroom, in County Cork in Ireland.

Mashanaglass Castle was built in 1585. This was a MacCarthy castle, although held for them by the MacSweeneys who later would become its legal owners. In 1642 it was forfeited by the MacSweeneys for being concerned in the Irish Rebellion but they were later reinstated by Charles I of England. In 1864 it was partially blown up, allegedly by treasure hunters.

The castle is essentially a 4 storey rectangular tower with 2 projecting triangular spurs at its north east and south west corners.

At present the ruin of Mashanaglass Castle are used as a shed to store agricultural equipment. A peculiar and nice small castle.


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