Mountlong Castle

Mountlong Castle lies on the eastern bank of the River Stick, in the Mountlong townland, south of the town of Belgooly, in County Cork in Ireland.

Mountlong Castle is a semi-fortified stronghouse built in 1631 by John Long. It was only occupied for about a dozen years before being burnt during the conflicts of the 1640s.

It consists of a rectangular main block with four, boldly projecting, square corner towers. The western towers are very ruined but the east towers still stand.

Mountlong Castle bears a big resemblance to Monkstown Castle suggesting that the two properties may have been designed and constructed by the same builder, although Mountlong doesn't have bartizans like those at Monkstown.

A beautiful ruin. As it is located on private property, next to a farm, it can not be visited.


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Mountlong Castle

Mountlong Castle lies on the eastern bank of the River Stick, in the Mountlong townland, south of the town of Belgooly, in County Cork in Ireland.

Mountlong Castle is a semi-fortified stronghouse built in 1631 by John Long. It was only occupied for about a dozen years before being burnt during the conflicts of the 1640s.

It consists of a rectangular main block with four, boldly projecting, square corner towers. The western towers are very ruined but the east towers still stand.

Mountlong Castle bears a big resemblance to Monkstown Castle suggesting that the two properties may have been designed and constructed by the same builder, although Mountlong doesn't have bartizans like those at Monkstown.

A beautiful ruin. As it is located on private property, next to a farm, it can not be visited.


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