R9884 : Castles of Leinster: Emmel, Offaly (1)

taken 9 years ago, near to Templepark, Offaly, Ireland

Castles of Leinster: Emmel, Offaly (1)
Castles of Leinster: Emmel, Offaly (1)
A view of the north and west sides of this truly massive five storey tower whose size is accentuated by the addition of a late C17 house that has been grafted onto the east side where the entrance used to be. There are bartizans at both the SE and NW corners, and a corbelled projection on the north side contains the latrines of the third and fourth storeys. The circular corner tower on the NE corner contains a stair turret. The several hoodmoulded windows and the partly rebuilt parapet date from the C19.

The castle was granted to Captain John Rosse after the previous occupier "Long Anthony" O'Carroll was transported to Galway in 1657. However, in 1676 it was sold back to Anthony where it remained with his descendants for about another hundred years. The present owner is the Irish Hollywood actor Patrick Bergin ("Sleeping with the Enemy" "Patriot Games" etc.). Emmel is about 3km southeast of Cloghjordan.

R9884 : Castles of Leinster: Emmel, Offaly (2)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 June, 2011   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 6 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 9849 8462 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.7654N 8:1.3907W
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Irish: geotagged! R 9847 8464
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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