Carriganass Castle Cork by Polly x

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Carriganass Castle is a typical 16th century Irish tower house, with a 4-storey tower surrounded by a 14-foot high outer curtain wall or bawn. The main tower is elegantly perched 40 foot up on a rock overhanging the Ovane river, and has 4 corner turrets. The main entrance to the castle was via a gate in the north wall of the bawn, which had 4 corner towers, the main tower being set into the west wall of the bawn. The castle is now in ruins, with parts of the main tower collapsed, but it is in relatively good condition.

The townland of Carriganass is located near the village of Kealkill in West Cork three miles from Bantry Bay. The castle, built by an O’Sullivan Beare chieftain around 1540, is the best surviving structure of the clan.

Canon EOS 400D 18-55mm lens


ruin, history, river, castle, tower, ireland, century, cork, 16th, carriganass


  • GlennB
    GlennBover 5 years ago

    Beautiful, characterful shot expertly done Paulette!

  • Many thanks Glenn – didn’t I get lucky with the sun!

    – Polly x

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Many thanks Kathy, glad you liked it :)

    – Polly x

  • Marloag
    Marloagover 5 years ago

    I live pretty close to here and have passed it many times, I must say, you have captured it very well.

  • Thanks very much Marloag, wish I’d known you lived near, we’d have popped in to say hi. Glad you liked it :)

    – Polly x

  • midzing
    midzingover 5 years ago

    beautiful image,,, well done

  • Thanks Wendy, much appreciated x

    – Polly x

  • A90Six
    A90Sixover 5 years ago

    Bloody ‘ell! They’ve only gone out and left the lights on again! Lovely capture!
    :) Tx

  • Glad I didn’t have any competition! Thanks x

    – Polly x

  • Tony Dewey
    Tony Deweyover 5 years ago

    This is excellent Paulette. And the sun peering through the window make a great capture.

  • Thanks, I was very lucky to see the sun peep through as we drove past :)

    – Polly x

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture Paulette

  • Many thanks again Barry, much appreciated :)

    – Polly x

  • rorycobbe
    rorycobbeover 5 years ago

    somewhere i haven’t been and now I have to go
    thanks Paulette

  • Ah well that’s great. I hope you do. Such a beautiful area :)

    – Polly x

  • serpentwhisper
    serpentwhisperover 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful. The framing, light, perspective… perfect. I Iove your work!

  • What a lovely comment, thanks very much :)

    – Polly x

  • WaleskaL
    WaleskaLover 5 years ago

    Lovely! This work is perfect for the First Things Group!

  • Many thanks again for the favourite WaleskaL, much appreciated :)

    – Polly x

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