Barryscourt Castle

Barryscourt Castle

Barryscourt castle is the 16th century seat of the Barry family. The present castle, with its largely intact bawn wall and corner towers, is a fine example of an Irish tower house.

Both the First floor Main Hall and the Second Floor Great Hall have been extensively restored with fittings and furnishings reinstated. The Orchard has been restored to an original 16th century design and an herb garden has been reinstated in the bawn.

This project by the Trust was aided by ECAD. Location: Near Carrigtwohill off the Cork-Youghal Road (N25). Bus Routes: Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 1 8366111.

Guided Tours: Max No: 15 Duration: 50 min. Access by guided tour only. All groups of 15 must be pre-booked. Leaflet/Guide book: English. Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above. Photography / Video allowed: Yes, but permit required for commercial purposes Additional Information: Restricted access for visitors with disabilities.

"If you're interested in history and castles come here. This is not a grand castle of royalty, nor a huge defensive bastion, but it is a very good example of an Irish tower house - the home of the local lord. Its been really well restored and you can really imagine life there, thanks to the excellent guides" - Martin



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