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posted 03-13-2002 04:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLEARY33   Click Here to Email OLEARY33     Edit/Delete Message
I wonder if anyone can help me (not in the medical sense lol) sorry , having a funny day , anyway im trying to find some information on these few castles, Carrigafooky, Carrignaneelagh,Carrignacurra, Dundariek and Drumcurragh . Its just that i was looking at my O'Leary history in Cork and these castle names came up , ive been looking for ages now , would be grateful if anyone could help . Thank You


posted 03-13-2002 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ipflo   Click Here to Email ipflo     Edit/Delete Message
Carrigafooky is probably Carrigaphooca, but i couldn't find picture. the castle is a sixteenth rectangular tower-house of four storeys, the htird storey double vaulted, it stands on a rock base. it has two turrets remaining onopposite corners at the top. one walll contains straight staircases all the way up. the tower has no windows, only loops, nor does it have fieplaces or chimneys. there is only one room to each floor with some mural recesses. it was built by the maccarthaigh family and it was sacked in 1601-2.

the other castes i couldn't find in mine 'castles of great britain and ireland' gazetteer

posted 03-13-2002 05:52 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Carrigaphooca is mentioned in Mike Salters 'Castles and Stronghouses of Ireland' as a five storey building, otherwise he agrees with ipflo.
Carriganeelah does not appear.
Carrigacunna may be your Carrignacurra.It is essentially intact, though uninhabited. It stands beside a later house, and has some minor modifications.
None of your other sites appear in the Munster section.

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posted 03-13-2002 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for A Knight   Click Here to Email A Knight     Edit/Delete Message
Two best sources I have come across for castles in Cork are "The Castles of County Cork" - by James N Healy ISBN 0 85342 876 8 - The Mercier Press 1988 and Archaeological Inventory of County Cork - 4 Vols - published by the Stationery Office.

Carrigafooky - I would agree with the identification of Carrigaphooca Castle - best picture is on the cover of "The Archaeology of Medieval Ireland" - T B Barry. The castle is maintained by the Office of Works and can be visited.

Carrignaneelagh W265677 - Destroyed in the early 19th century and stone used for the construction of Kilbarry House.

Carrignacurra W239666 - ruined 4-storey tower house on a rocky outcrop close to the south bank of the River Lee. It appears to been built before 1570.

Dundariek (probably Dundareirke Castle) W300717 - very ruinous remains of tower house (drawing in Healey).

Drumcurragh (closest is Dromcarra) W289676 - a 3-storey tower house destroyed by the landowner in 1968.

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