Carrigarreely Castle



Map Reference: R665504 (1665, 1504)

Photo by Liam Bennett

There is no information about the history of this tower-house but it was probably built in the 15th or 16th century. It is situated near the end of a small laneway near Caherconlish.

Photo by Liam Bennett

The building is greatly overgrown and surrounded by a proliferation of "Tresspassers will be Prosecuted" signs which make close inspection almost impossible. The castle is possibly five storeys high.

Photo by Liam Bennett

The main entrance is placed two metres above present ground level and there are traces of a machicolation at roof level.

Photo by Liam Bennett

There is possibly a spiral stairway in the SW corner. The ruin of a three-storey building stands in front of the castle. Only one overgrown wall remains. This contains one fireplace but much of the detail is hidden.


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