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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.
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