Kilcascan Castle

Kilcascan Castle lies on an estate west of the village of Ballineen, in County Cork in Ireland.

Kilcascan Castle isn't a real castle. It was built around 1760, as a castellated mansion by the Daunt family. Its only claims to fame are the being the place were, apparently, the last duel in Ireland was fought in 1826 (Joseph Daunt died at the hand of his cousin and neighbor from Manch House) and having been the home of William Joseph O'Neill Daunt, a politician. The Daunt family sold it to the present owners in 1989 who have been gradually restoring it since.

Kilcascan Castle can be visited on several days during the summer season. When I visited it was closed but I was given permission to walk around it by a friendly elderly couple who were having dinner in the backyard.


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Kilcascan Castle

Kilcascan Castle lies on an estate west of the village of Ballineen, in County Cork in Ireland.

Kilcascan Castle isn't a real castle. It was built around 1760, as a castellated mansion by the Daunt family. Its only claims to fame are the being the place were, apparently, the last duel in Ireland was fought in 1826 (Joseph Daunt died at the hand of his cousin and neighbor from Manch House) and having been the home of William Joseph O'Neill Daunt, a politician. The Daunt family sold it to the present owners in 1989 who have been gradually restoring it since.

Kilcascan Castle can be visited on several days during the summer season. When I visited it was closed but I was given permission to walk around it by a friendly elderly couple who were having dinner in the backyard.


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