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Castlemagner Castle
 

County

Cork

Coordinates

N 52° 10' 01.2"   W 008° 48' 51.72"

Nearest town

Kanturk

Grid Ref.

R 44290 02000

Map No.

73

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

94

Date of visit

Friday 17 June 2016

GPS Accuracy (m)

4
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The remains of the turret seen from the southeast.


This staircase turret is all that remains of a castle built in 1467 over the site of Norman tower dating from 1200.
That Norman tower was erected near the site of an earlier motte-and-bailey built in 1183 by William Magner, a Norman settler brought in Ireland by Philip de Barry.
In 1375 the Norman tower was turned into a granary and a new watchtower was built nearby, but this was destroyed in 1460 during the Gaelic Rebellion, and seven years later the Norman tower, which survived the attack, was turned into a castle and a turret with a spiral staircase was added. When the castle was destroyed in 1599 the only thing that remained was this turret and a short segment of the bawn wall.
Today the ruins stands in the backyard of an abandoned farmhouse. The turret looks east (100°) and has a machicolation all around its roof line.


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