V9038 : Castles of Munster: Dunbeacon, Cork (1)

taken 10 years ago, 4 km ESE of Ahakista, Co Cork, Ireland

Castles of Munster: Dunbeacon, Cork (1)
Castles of Munster: Dunbeacon, Cork (1)
A three storey fragment of the north part of the east wall is all that remains of a tower that once closed off a triangular court of a small promontory on the north side of the Mizen Peninsula. Donal O'Mahoney was said to have built it in c.1460, probably on the site of an older fort. Subsequently burnt by the O'Mahoneys after the confiscations of the 1580s, it was finally captured by the English in 1602.

V9038 : Castles of Munster: Dunbeacon, Cork (2)
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V9038, 5 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 October, 2013   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 26 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  People, Events  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! V 9035 3892 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.5641N 9:34.9786W
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Irish: geotagged! V 9053 3886
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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