W2973 : Castles of Munster: Carrigaphooca, Cork

near to Carrigaphooea Bridge, Garrane, Sullane Bridge, Linnamilla Bridge and Lissacresig, Cork, Ireland

Castles of Munster: Carrigaphooca, Cork
Castles of Munster: Carrigaphooca, Cork
Perched on a high rock overlooking the Sullane River this tall tower house commands truly panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Built by Dermot Mor MacCarthy sometime between 1436 and 1451. The MacCarthys of Carrigaphooca were constantly engaged in internecine warfare. They sided with the Crown in 1602 and their stronghold was consequently attacked by Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare. After a difficult siege the huge wooden door of the castle burned down. The garrison was set free and O'Sullivan Beare retrieved a chest of Spanish gold he had presented to the MacCarthys some months earlier in return for their support against the English. The castle was subsequently owned by the MacCarthys of Drishane until forfeited in 1690. [source: irelandseye.com].
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Friday, 24 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 28 August, 2007
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Irish: geotagged! W 293 736 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:54.6360N 9:1.6859W
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