W7063 : Castles of Munster: Ballea, Cork

taken 15 years ago, near to Carrigaline, Co Cork, Ireland

Castles of Munster: Ballea, Cork
Castles of Munster: Ballea, Cork
This tower house on a cliff above the Owenboy River was probably built by the FitzGeralds in 1439. Evidence suggests that it was remodelled in the early 17c as a three storey L-plan stronghouse. Occupied by the MacCarthys until the late 17c, it was in ruins by 1750 when it was restored by the Hodder family. It would appear to have undergone a modern restoration, and is now private residential accommodation.
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Tuesday, 16 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 10 July, 2009
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Irish: geotagged! W 70912 63081 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.1876N 8:25.3537W
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Irish: geotagged! W 70912 63081
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