R4601 : Castles of Munster: Lohort, Cork (1)

taken 14 years ago, near to Cecilstown, Co Cork, Ireland

Castles of Munster: Lohort, Cork (1)
Castles of Munster: Lohort, Cork (1)
Also known as Castlelohort, this spectacular 90 foot round-cornered five storey tower can be found on the Castlelohort Demesne near Cecilstown. After being taken by the Irish, it was recaptured in 1650 by a Cromwellian force, who described the castle as having immense strength, a presumed reference to its resistance to bombardment with cannon during the engagement. With walls 10 feet thick at the base, tapering to 6 feet, its no wonder the castle shows little sign of this incident. In the 1740s its then owner the Earl of Egmont renovated the castle as a residence for his agent, and it remained in use until burnt by the IRA in 1922.

R4601 : Castles of Munster: Lohort, Cork (2)
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Wednesday, 24 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 10 July, 2009
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 4663 0136 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.7191N 8:46.8377W
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Irish: geotagged! R 46630 01368
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