Rincolisky Castle, Whitehall

Map reference: W017304 (1017, 0304)

Rincolisky Castle, in Whitehall td, is two storeys high at present but stood at least one storey higher. The entrance doorway is in the doorway in the east wall. There is another large opening at first floor level above the doorway. The large ground floor room is lit by one narrow window set within a deep splayed recess. The castle is vaulted above the first floor. There are no stairs leading from the ground floor but remains of stairs can be seen rising within the east wall to above the vault. There is a latrine-chute exit in the north wall at first floor level. The building is in quite good condition but half-covered with ivy. This is an O’Driscoll castle reputedly built in 1495.

Return to County Cork List
Return to Gazetteer