Rossmore Castle, Ballinvard

Map Reference: W311471 (1311, 0471)

Rossmore Castle, in Ballinvard townland, stands to full height and has corner bartizans at the north-east and south-west. There is a good machicolation at roof level above the doorway in the east wall. The tower is at least four storeys high with a chimney and traces of a gable. It is mostly ivy-covered. The castle is locked but it is possible to see that there is a guard chamber to the right of the entrance. A broad spiral stairway rises on the left. There are smaller chambers at the east end with larger chambers at the west. None of the floors in the main section appears to be in place.

It was built by the O Hurley clan, probably in the late 16th century.

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