Rahinnane Castle

Map Reference: Q368017 (0368, 1017)

Rahinnane Castle was built in the 15th or 16th century by the Knight of Kerry. It is a large ruinous rectangular tower inside a massive circular earthwork. There is a huge bank and ditch approximately 9m deep. More than half the outer walls of the three-storey castle remain.

The interior is almost entirely gone but some short flights of mural stairway remain and there are traces of vaulting at second floor level.

The walls of the second floor room have a blind arcade and there are the remains of two corner turrets. The castle was destroyed during the Cromwellian wars.

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