Strancally Tower

Strancally Tower lies in a forest, on the west bank of the River (Munster) Blackwater, in County Waterford in Ireland.

Although Strancally Tower may look to have medieval origins, it hasn't. It was built around 1826 by John Keily when he also built his New Strancally Castle, just north of it. At that time it was an architectural fashion to have a folly (a mock castle or ruin) on your estate. It is possible that the folly, taking the form of a tower house, situated on a raised bank overlooking the river was also intended as a fishing lodge.

At present the tower is a private residence, situated on the grounds of Strancally Castle, which is locally also known as Ballyphilip Castle.

Strancally Tower is a nice tower. But because it is a private residence, it can not be visited.


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Strancally Tower

Strancally Tower lies in a forest, on the west bank of the River (Munster) Blackwater, in County Waterford in Ireland.

Although Strancally Tower may look to have medieval origins, it hasn't. It was built around 1826 by John Keily when he also built his New Strancally Castle, just north of it. At that time it was an architectural fashion to have a folly (a mock castle or ruin) on your estate. It is possible that the folly, taking the form of a tower house, situated on a raised bank overlooking the river was also intended as a fishing lodge.

At present the tower is a private residence, situated on the grounds of Strancally Castle, which is locally also known as Ballyphilip Castle.

Strancally Tower is a nice tower. But because it is a private residence, it can not be visited.


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