In the depths of grey winter, a memory of six months ago, and a distant view of Kilcrea Castle, County Cork. This five storey tower house was completed by 1465 by Cormac Láidir Mór, then-head of the McCarthy clan. As Coyne and Wills wrote in The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland (1841), ‘The ruins evince it to have been a place of considerable extent and rude magnificence.’ Although today on private land, the castle is regularly explored by visitors to the area, as testified by a well-worn path through the field.
Superb!Thank you and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year , Elizabeth Grüninger( Giles’ birthday)
Kilcrea Castle is beautifully built. The stone work inside is especially impressive.
An enticing photograph …saying follow me…
John Devonshire Hawkes who owned Kilcrea House was my grandfather.