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Ballycarbery Castle

Ballycarbery Castle

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

Ballycarbery Castle is a ruin located near Cahersiveen in Ballycarbery East on Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. It was built in16th century by McCarthy Mor, one of Ireland's greatest medieval dynasties. In 1652 Oliver Cromwell's troops severely damaged the castle using the cannons and fell into decay. In the 18th century the house was built and inhabited on the site of the castle, which adopted the barn wall. In the early 20th century this building was demolished. The abandoned castle is accessible to explore all the time and there is no fees. There are two staircases up to the first floor, one of which is still in good condition and leads to the part of first floor but the second floor is not accessible. The Ballycarbery Castle is in the very short distance from two ancient monuments: Cahergall Stone Fort and Leacanabuaile Stone Fort, which are well worth a visit when you explore County Kerry.

    • Freely accessible
  • CAR PARK :
    • Roadside

Photos from Ballycarbery Castle