W7898 : Castles of Munster: Castlehyde, Cork

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Fermoy, Co Cork, Ireland

Castles of Munster: Castlehyde, Cork
Castles of Munster: Castlehyde, Cork
Difficult to imagine that this much reduced tower overlooking the River Blackwater once stood five storeys high when it was a Condon stronghold known as Carriganeide. It was named after Arthur Hyde to whom it was granted in 1588, after being mentioned in 1587 as leased to John Meaghe. There is a room within a triangular spur built on to the NE corner containing a fireplace and gunloops, that is also mentioned in 1587. The castle has lost its southern half, and what remains stands high above the north side of the river beside a later mansion, now the home of Michael Flatley of "Riverdance" fame. (my thanks to Vivienne O'Grady for arranging access).
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Date Taken
Monday, 15 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 15 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! W 7840 9854 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:8.3280N 8:18.9723W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! W 7844 9856
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Castle  Castlehyde 

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