Siddons Tower

Siddon's Tower

Siddons Tower stands north of the village of Rostellan, in County Cork in Ireland.

The ruin of Siddons Tower is what remains of a folly, built ca. 1777, by Sir Murrough O'Brien, 1st Marquess of Thomond, on the grounds of his estate. He resided nearby in, the now disappeared, Rostellan Castle. O'Brien, an Irish peer, soldier and politician, reputedly at one time entertained the Welsh-born English actress Sarah Siddons, who he admired greatly, in his castle. Afterwards he had the folly built and named after her in her honor.

The tower is situated at the water's edge near Cork Harbour. Attached to it is an also partly ruined retaining wall with battlements with at its end a free standing column.

Siddons Tower is freely accessible. A small ruin on a nice location.


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Siddons Tower

Siddon's Tower

Siddons Tower stands north of the village of Rostellan, in County Cork in Ireland.

The ruin of Siddons Tower is what remains of a folly, built ca. 1777, by Sir Murrough O'Brien, 1st Marquess of Thomond, on the grounds of his estate. He resided nearby in, the now disappeared, Rostellan Castle. O'Brien, an Irish peer, soldier and politician, reputedly at one time entertained the Welsh-born English actress Sarah Siddons, who he admired greatly, in his castle. Afterwards he had the folly built and named after her in her honor.

The tower is situated at the water's edge near Cork Harbour. Attached to it is an also partly ruined retaining wall with battlements with at its end a free standing column.

Siddons Tower is freely accessible. A small ruin on a nice location.


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