W1149 : Castles of Munster: Castledonovan, Cork (1)

taken 17 years ago, 4 km NNW of Drimoleague, Co Cork, Ireland

Castles of Munster: Castledonovan, Cork (1)
Castles of Munster: Castledonovan, Cork (1)
Previously in a precarious state of preservation having suffered severe damage by Cromwell's army in 1650, the castle is currently undergoing repair and restoration. What was the chief seat of the O'Donovan clan, stands on a rocky outcrop on the eastern bank of the River Ilen. No definitive date can be given for the building of Castledonovan, but it is reputed to have been in about 1560 by Domhnall a'Croichinn.

2012 update: still a building site with no sign of the restoration being completed soon.

W1149 : Castles of Munster: Castledonovan, Cork (2)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Thursday, 19 July, 2007
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! W 11 49 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.4911N 9:16.8328W
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Irish: geotagged! W 11354 49586
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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