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Clonmore Castle
 

County

Carlow

Coordinates

N 52° 49' 40.6"   W 006° 34' 31.7"

Nearest town

Hacketstown

Grid Ref.

S 96071 76132

Map No.

62

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

128

Date of visit

Friday 15 June 2007

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The ruins of the castle.


This castle is only 300 metres from the church with the cross and from the graveyard with the slabs with the same name.
It's a complete ruin, but still fascinating. The access is forbidden for safety reasons, and only the crows can visit the building.

UPDATE: June 12th, 2013 - One day I was looking at the Google aerial view of this castle and found out that it was much larger that I thought. When we first came here we only had a look at the tower, I don't know why we didn't walked ten metres further west to see the magnificent structure of the place. From east to west the building is at least 50 metres wide.
It's a typical 13th century fortress, with a rather square plan, with two square turrets at the south side and two round turrets at the north side. Unfortunately much of the building material has been removed to build other buildings, like the former local schoolhouse. Some interesting features can still be seen today, like the spiral staircases, the long and narrow passages and some chambers. The northeast tower boasts a nice squinch, and the southeast tower has a beautiful stone head protruding at the parapet level.
The south of the castle is actually at 168°.

The first two photos of this page are from the first visit, the other 16 photos are from this last visit.


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