W4172 : Castles of Munster: Carrigadrohid, Cork (1)

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

Castles of Munster: Carrigadrohid, Cork (1)
Castles of Munster: Carrigadrohid, Cork (1)
A road bridge level with the second storey adjoins the east end wall of this three storey tower. It was built on a rock outcrop in the River Lee in the 15c by the MacCarthys of Muskerry, and throughout its long history, has been extensively altered and extended. In May 1650 it was besieged by Parliamentary forces under Lord Broghill, who hanged the captured Bishop Beotius MacEgan by the reins of his own horse in sight of the castle, when he refused to implore the Irish garrison to surrender. There is a small plaque on the bridge recording his martyrdom. The MacCarthys were eventually dispossessed, and the castle was then occupied by the Bowens until the mid 18c.

W4172 : Castles of Munster: Carrigadrohid, Cork (2)
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Wednesday, 17 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 10 July, 2009
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! W 4141 7235 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:54.0464N 8:51.1160W
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Irish: geotagged! W 41410 72356
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