W9972 : Castles of Munster: Ightermurragh, Cork (1)

taken 10 years ago, near to Ightermurragh, Droichead na Scuab and Ballincourlea, Cork, Ireland

Castles of Munster: Ightermurragh, Cork (1)
Castles of Munster: Ightermurragh, Cork (1)
This magnificent four storey stronghouse lies at the end of a muddy, puddle strewn track, the reward for the effort to reach it being this impressive sight as one emerges from the adjacent woodland. Note the many gunloops - these are the regular holes in the walls of the first and second storeys. On the second storey the lintel of a fireplace has a Latin inscription which says that 'Edward Supple and Margaret [Fitz]Gerald, whom love binds as one, built this house in 1641'. The name Ightermurragh comes from the Gaelic for 'the lower is my choice', which Margaret is supposed to have said to her father when he allocated his lands amongst his three daughters. Soon after the house was completed, it was captured and burnt, but was restored in the mid-18c and occupied by a Mr. Smith.

W9972 : Castles of Munster: Ightermurragh, Cork (2)
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Sunday, 21 June, 2009   (more nearby)
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Friday, 10 July, 2009
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Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! W 9907 7243 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:54.2743N 8:0.8543W
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