Ormond Castle, Carrick-on-Suir

Map Reference: S405216 (2405, 1216)

The manor house at Carrick-on-Suir was built about 1600 by Black Tom, The Earl of Ormond, in front of a large 15th century castle. This earlier building had two, or possibly four, large square corner towers surrounding a square enclosure. The oldest castle on the site was built in 1309 but this towered building was built by Eamonn mac Risderd Butler about 1450. The manor house is said to have been the birthplace of Anne Boleyn, who was the grand-daughter of Thomas, 7th Earl of Ormond. It is possibly the finest example of an Elizabethan building in Ireland. The older part of the castle was badly damaged by Cromwell.

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