Castle Widenham

Map Reference: R685021 (1685, 1021)

Castle Widenham stands on a promontory overlooking Castletownroche. It is about five storeys high and is attached to a more modern castellated building which is now a hotel. There are good crenellations and some two-light windows at the upper levels. The castle was the principal seat of the Roches, lords of Fermoy. It was forfeited by them after the Cromwellian wars and granted to Widenham. The old tower was restored during the 1960s and 1970s by Sir Delaval Cotter and his wife.

I visited this site in July 2010. The hotel appears to be closed. The following photos were taken then.

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