Ireland's History in Maps
The Castles of Ireland
Munster Province : County Limerick
Compiled by Lee Johnson
 
Early Stone Fortifications - Castles, Towers and Strong-Houses
(What, Where, Who and When? -- A work in progress)
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Castle Name Condition Description Early Founder(s) -- Time Period(s) Contructed Parish/Townland Ord Residency Links
Adare Castle (Desmond Castle) Ruins An early medieval stone castle with rectangular great tower and domestic range. de Marisco, FitzGerald -- 13th century Adare R469467
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/adare.htm
http://www.irelandseye.com/aarticles/travel/attractions/castles/adare.shtm
http://www.vincentpeters.nl/triskelle/attractions/adare.php?index=100.040.006.040.005
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/a/adare.htm
Amigan castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/croagh.htm
Aney Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/aney.htm
Askeaton Castle (Ashkeaton Castle) Ruins Remains of a stone enclosure with buildings from the 13th to the 16th centuries. de Burgo (c1200), Fitzgerald -- 13th & 15th century
R341503
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/askeaton.htm
http://limerick.goireland.com/scripts/low/xq/asp/areaid.184/areatype.C/cat.9/SubjectID.152/PremisesID.16058/qx/premises.htm
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Ireland/County_Limerick/Askeaton-297318/TravelGuide-Askeaton.html
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/a/askeaton.htm
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/limerick/ashkeaton_castle.html
Aughinish Island
A circular enclosure containing a 16/17th century towerhouse.

R 2853
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/a/aughinish.htm
Baggotstown castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/aney.htm
http://baggetthistory.com/baggotstown.html
Ballingarry Castle
A pre-Norman ring-fort with an "L-plan" towerhouse. de Lacy - A pre-Norman ring-fort with an "L-plan" towerhouse Ballingarry R 2437
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/b/ballingarry.htm
Ballybricken castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/crelly.htm
http://www.limerickcorp.ie/applications/General/Museum_ShowResults.aspx?SearchType=Location&Value=Ballybricken+South
Ballycahane Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/bcahane.htm
Ballyculhane Castle Ruins
Purcell


http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kildimo.htm
http://www.limerickcorp.ie/applications/General/Museum_ShowResults.aspx?SearchType=Location&Value=Ballyculhane
Ballygrennan Castle (Ballygrennane Castle, Ballygrenan Castle) Ruins A 16th century towerhouse with baileys. Kildare Fitzgeralds, Ffoxe, Evans -- 16th century tower
R634350
http://www.bruff.demon.co.uk/river.htm.htm
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/limerick/ballygrennan.html
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/b/ballygrennan.htm
Ballynamona Castle (Moortown Castle, Ballinamona Castle) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/bnamona.htm
Ballynard castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/ballynard.htm
Ballynoe castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/clonelty.htm
Ballyshondehaigh Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kilquane.htm
Beagh Castle Ruins A ruined castle on the shore of the Shannon.



http://www.naish.50megs.com/photo5.html
http://www.ireland-pictures.net/product_details-453064153-3623-County_Limerick__Ballysteen__Beagh_Castle.html
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/b/beagh.htm
Black Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/aney.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/crelly.htm
http://www.limerickcorp.ie/applications/general/museum_details.aspx?RowID=40146
Bollane castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kildimo.htm
Bonistoe Castle (Woodstock castle) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/bgarry2.htm
Bruff Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/bruff.htm
Bruff Forts
Prehistoric hill-forts.



http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/b/bruff.htm
Bruree Fortress (Three Castles enclosed by a wall) Ruins Old royal forts, some pre-Christian plus three 14th century de Lacy castles.



http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/bruree.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/b/bruree.htm
Buckinghamshire (King's Castle /King John/) Partial*


R608279
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kilmallock.htm
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/limerick/kilmallock_kings.html
Cahinelly Castle






Cahirconlish Castles (Caherconlish Castles) 4 castles in the walled town None Possible remains of a 12/13th century motte.

R 6750
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/cconlish.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/c/caherconlish.htm
Cappagh castle None A late 15th century great tower.

R 8948
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/cappagh.htm
http://www.limerickdioceseheritage.org/Cappagh/textCappagh.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/c/cappagh.htm
Carrig-a-Quincy Castle





http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kilkeedy.htm
Carrig-Cnuil Fortress None




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/castleconnel.htm
Carrigfariogla Castle (Carrigoreely Castle, "‘O’Farrell’s rock") Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/cconlish.htm
Carrigogunnell Castle (Carrig Oge Connuil Castle) Ruins Ruins of a stone castle with works dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries, including two multi-storeyed towers.
May be the 14th century fort destroyed during the siege of Limerick in 1691.
Norman origins, O'Brien -- 13th to 16th century Shannon R 5050
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kilkeedy.htm
http://www.limerickcorp.ie/applications/general/Museum_ShowResults.aspx?SearchType=Townland&Value=Carrigogunnel
http://www.limerickdioceseheritage.org/Patrickswell/hyPatrickswell.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/c/carrigogunnel.htm
Carrigonan Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kilcornan.htm
Castle Brittas Ruins
Burke -- 13th century


http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/cconlish.htm
http://www.limerickcorp.ie/applications/General/Museum_ShowResults.aspx?SearchType=Townland&Value=Brittas
Castle Comfort





http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/limerickparishes1.htm
Castle Connell (Lismoyle Castle, Castleconnel Castle, Castleconell Castle) Ruins Remnants of a 13th century stone enclosure castle. de Burgo, de Clare, Burke -- 13th century
R 6563
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/castleconnel.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/c/castleconnell.htm
Castle Farm





http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/hospital.htm
Castle Guard (Castleguarde) Full*




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/doon.htm
http://www.limerickcoco.ie/library/Local_ita_photos_coonagh.asp
Castle Hewson





http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/askeaton.htm
http://www.limerickcorp.ie/applications/general/museum_details.aspx?RowID=29739
Castle Ivers (Tullerbuoy Castle) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/athlacca.htm
Castle Oliver Full*




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kilfinane.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/claydon/castleoliver.html
http://www.premierpropertiesireland.com/castles.htm
Castle Troy Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/castleconnel.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kilmurry.htm
http://www.blannwattsgenealogy.com/Troypage.htm
http://www.andrewbalfour.com/Family%20Stories/Troy%20Family%20Notes.htm
Castle-Egney Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kilcoeman.htm
Castletown Castle Partial




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/castletown.htm
http://www.limerickcoco.ie/library/Local_ita_photos_coonagh.asp
Castletown-Mac-Eineiry Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/cconyers.htm
Clonarla Castle None




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/dundonnell.htm
Clounshire Castle (Clonshere Castle) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/clounshire.htm
Court Browne castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/askeaton.htm
Croagh Castle





http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/croagh.htm
Croc-a-Ysenachius-leann Fortress ("the old Hill of the Castle") Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/cconlish.htm
Cromwell’s Hill Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/bloghy.htm
Cromwell’s Moat Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/bloghy.htm
Croom Castle
The ruin of an 1190 FitzGerald castle.



http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/c/croom.htm
Cullan castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kildimo.htm
Desmond
The ruins of a 13th century castle and the 15th century Glenquin towerhouse.



http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/d/desmond2.htm
Doon Castle (Bourchier's Castle)
A five-storeyed 15th century towerhouse built on the site of a 13th century castle.

R 6542
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/aney.htm
http://www.nd.edu/~ikuijt/Ireland/Sites/cnoetzel/overview.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/b/bourchiers.htm
Dromdeely castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/dromdeely.htm
Dromore Castle Full*




http://www.ruinhunter.co.uk/Dromore.htm
Dunmoylan Fort Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/dunmoylan.htm
Fanningstown Castle (Fanstown Castle) Full* A 16th century rectangular towerhouse.

R 6428
http://www.fanningstowncastle.com/histnormans.html
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/f/fanstown.htm
Fauntstown Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/athnassey.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/bvana.htm
Ferry Castle





http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kilkeedy.htm
Finnitterstown castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kilfenny.htm
http://www.tourismresources.ie/cht/finn.htm
Garraunboy Castle
A five-storeyed 15th century towerhouse.

R 4345
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/g/garraunboy.htm
Glenogra Castle Ruins Remains of a 15th century stone enclosure castle. Earl of Desmond (c1410)
R 5942
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/glenogra.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/ccorney.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/g/glenogra.htm
Glenquin Castle
A 16th century six-storeyed towerhouse, rebuilt in the 19th century. O'Hallinan, O'Brien -- six story tower
R 2526
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/g/glenquin.htm
Glenwilliam Castle Full*




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/bgarry2.htm
http://www.limerickcorp.ie/applications/General/museum_details.aspx?RowID=29317
Glin Castle Full*
Fitzgerald, Knights of Glin -- tower & Georgian manor house

Hotel http://www.mulvihill.net/genealogy/glin/history.htm
http://www.glincastle.com/
Gormanstown Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/athnassey.htm
Greane Moat (Grean Moat)





http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/greane.htm
Gurran Buidhe Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/clounshire.htm
Gurtnetubber castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/killaliathan.htm
John's Castle
A peel tower.



http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/j/johns.htm
Kenmare Castle Full




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/hospital.htm
http://www.limerickcorp.ie/applications/general/museum_details.aspx?RowID=43578
Kilballyowen Castle Ruin




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/aney.htm
Kilduff Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/greane.htm
http://www.kromertma.com/ireruins.html
http://www.kromertma.com/ruin2.jpg
Kilfenny Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kilfenny.htm
Kilfinnane Motte
A motte or ring-fort.



http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/k/kilfinnane.htm
Killelonehan Castle (Killeenoghty Castle) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/killelonehan.htm
Kilpeacon Castle None




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kilpeacon.htm
Limerick Castle **** (King John's, Englishtown, Kilmallock Castle) Full* A 13th century stone enclosure castle with round towers. Of considerable strategic importance, it continued in use until the 18th century. (c1210) -- Billingley, Browne
King John (c1208) -- 13th/17th century
Limerick R577577
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/citylimerick.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/fedamore.htm
http://indigo.ie/~blpeter/history.htm
http://www.shannonheritage.com/KJC.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/l/limerick.htm
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/limerick/limerick_john.html
Lisamoota castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/bgarry2.htm
Lisnacille Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/clounagh.htm
Lisnacullin

MacSheehie (c1470) -- tower



Listowel Castle
Castle of the ex-Lords of Kerry, destroyed in 1600.



http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/l/listowel2.htm
Lixnaw Castle
ruin of a 16th century castle of the Earls of Kerry.



http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/l/listowel2.htm
Lough Gur Castle Ruins Prehistoric remains including stone forts, and two medieval Desmond castles, their ruins on the E and S of the lake.



http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/aney.htm
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/glenogra.htm
http://members.aol.com/desmondearls/loughgur.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/l/loughgur.htm
Matrix Castle (Castle Matrix, Castle Matres, Court-Matrix) Full* A renovated 15th century towerhouse. Desmond Fitzgerald -- 15th century, 19th century repair Rathkeale R 3040
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/colimerick.htm
http://www.tourismresources.ie/cht/matrix/
http://homepage.eircom.net/~batcollins/pages/rathkeal.htm
Meadstown castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/dromin.htm
Newcastle Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/castleconnel.htm
Newtown Castle (see Ballyvaughan Castle Co. Clare) Full*




http://www.irelandseye.com/aarticles/travel/attractions/castles/newtown.shtm
http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/~mcgrath/ireland/Burren/pages/21%20-%20Newtown%20Castle%20(Burren%20College%20of%20Art).html
O'Donovans Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/croom.htm
Old Court Castle (Athlacca Castle, Athlatriche Castle) Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/athlacca.htm
On the hill of Knockadoon Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/aney.htm
Pallaskenry Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/crussell.htm
Parson’s Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/bgarry2.htm
Pontrinard Castle
A 14th century ruin.



http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/p/pontrinard.htm
Purt Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/abbeyfeale.htm
http://homepage.eircom.net/~asduchasdochas/homeweb2/map/info/abbeyfeale.html
Raheene Castle
An Irish ring-fort with a later Anglo-Norman castle.

R 5949
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/r/raheene.htm
Raleighstown Castle and Bawn Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/ccorney.htm
Rathcannon Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/athlacca.htm
Rathcannon Castle (Ancient Fortress on site of) None




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/athlacca.htm
Rathgonin Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kilbroderan.htm
Rathmore Castle Ruins The ruins of a 14th century castle and Rathmore ring-fort.



http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/ccorney.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/r/rathmore2.htm
Rathmore ring-fort
Ring Fort



http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/r/rathmore2.htm
Rathsiward Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/cnarry.htm
Reerassta Ring Fort





http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/r/reerassta.htm
Rockfield Fortress





http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/ardcanny.htm
Rockstown Castle Partial


R623463
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/fedamore.htm
http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/limerick/rockstown.html
Ryves Castle (Castlejane) Ruins Castle ruins on a hill.



http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/bscadane.htm
http://www.alexanderstreet2.com/SWRPLive/bios/S7041-D001.html
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/r/ryves.htm
Shanid castle Ruins A 12th century motte castle carrying a polygonal tower surrounded by a shell curtain. Desmond Fitzgerald (c1230) -- polygonal tower
R 2445
http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/kilmoylan.htm
http://www.nd.edu/~ikuijt/Ireland/Sites/rlynch/sitereport.html
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nigel.bacon/castles/data/ireland/s/shanid.htm
Springfield Castle Partial*
Fitzgerald, Fitzmaurice, Deane -- 16th century tower

Bed & Breakfast http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/killaliathan.htm
http://www.tourismresources.ie/cht/springC.htm
http://www.selfcateringreservations.com/prop/spingfield.htm
Stephenson Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/athnassey.htm
Strong Fortress of John Fitzgerald, sometimes called John of Callan Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/aney.htm
traces of other castles Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/bgarry2.htm
Tullyvin Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/croom.htm
West Cahir Elly castle





http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/crelly.htm
Williamstown Castle Ruins




http://www.from-ireland.net/lewis/lim/fedamore.htm
http://www.shannonregiontourism.ie/content.asp?id=99

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