KIRKISTOWN CASTLE


Map Reference: J646580 (3646, 3580)

This tower-house was built in 1622 by Roland Savage although the style of building dates from two centuries earlier.

View form the S showing the 19th century buttresses

The entrance in the SE is protected by a machicolation. The tower is three storeys high and there is a vault above the first floor. At the beginning of the 19th century the castle was extensively remodelled in the Gothic Revival style.

View from the E showing the large 19th century Gothick windows

Later in that century massive buttresses were added to the SE face. There are substantial remains of the bawn wall with three-quarter round flanking towers at the corners.

Part of the bawn wall with one of the corner towers


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