S0657 : Castles of Munster: Farney, Tipperary

taken 8 years ago, near to Coolkill, Ballycahill and Beakstown, Tipperary, Ireland

Castles of Munster: Farney, Tipperary
Castles of Munster: Farney, Tipperary
This still habitable circular tower house was built in 1495 by Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond, and formed part of the defensive system created by the Butlers to protect their lands in Tipperary. By 1640 James Butler held the castle and after the rebellion of 1641 and the Cromwellian wars, the Butlers were dispossessed, and Farney became part of the spoils of war. During the C19 more commodious accommodation was provided by extending out from the original tower, and linking this extension with another tower to the south. Apart from the C19 additions of windows, and crenellation of the parapet, the tower is otherwise original, and retains the corbels of former machicolations on the NE and SE sides. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 14 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! S 0673 5780 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.3030N 7:54.0747W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! S 0676 5779
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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