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Barryscourt Castle

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Carrigtwohill, Cork, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)214882218
E: charlesfort@opw.ie

Barryscourt Castle with its largely intact bawn wall and corner towers, is a fine example of an Irish tower house. It is the 16th century home of the Barry family and is located in Carrigtwohill, County Cork.

This castle was the 16th century seat of the Barry family. Extensively restored and reinstated with fittings and furnishings, both the Main Hall and the Great Hall are now open to the public. The ground floor houses an exhibition entitled "The Arts in Ireland from the Invasion to the Plantation 1100-1600".

There is also an Orchard has been restored to an original 16th century design. In the castle courtyard, within the bawn, a 16th century herb garden has been reinstated.

Access to the Castle is via steps and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.