S0985 : Castles of Munster: Ballynakill, Tipperary (1)

taken 9 years ago, near to New Grove and Brooklawn, Tipperary, Ireland

Castles of Munster: Ballynakill, Tipperary (1)
Castles of Munster: Ballynakill, Tipperary (1)
Ballynakill looks most impressive on the approach to its location to the southwest of Roscrea. Close up it reminds me of a ruined C18 Scottish barrack block, probably due to the extensive remodelling it underwent during this period. At the heart is a much altered tower house of c.1600 with unvaulted rooms that in 1640 belonged to Richard Butler. The massive bawn of 130m by 80m is enclosed by a wall up to 7m in height in places.

S0985 : Castles of Munster: Ballynakill, Tipperary (2)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 7 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! S 0994 8547 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.2183N 7:51.1774W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! S 0989 8542
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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