A View from Above

Lohort Castle, County Cork featured here over a year ago (see Surrendering to the Elements, June 19th 2017). Recently a follower of the site, James McErlain was in touch and  kindly forwarded some aerial photographs of the site taken a few years ago. These are particularly interesting because they show the outline of an octagonal outer fortification around the perimeter of the castle and ancillary structures. This is not the same as the star-shaped Vaubanesque outerworks depicted in an 18th century engraving (these look to have been approximately where are now a belt of trees around the castle) but indicates a further sequence of defences, perhaps constructed during the Confederate Wars of the 1640s when the place was besieged. 

One comment on “A View from Above

  1. John Brennan says:

    Hi, I shot some drone footage of this castle recently. Thought you might be interested in it:

    https://youtu.be/UkUqePnRPpo
    https://youtu.be/j1Ey-nypo2o

    Regards,
    John

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