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  1. James Fort Kinsale

    Kinsale, Cork

    Located opposite Charles Fort, it has a commanding position guarding the small harbour of Kinsale. This fort was built in 1607 and was captured in 1690 by Williamite forces. Read more

  2. Kilbolane Castle

    Milford, Cork

    The remains of Kilbolane Castle are located in Milford, County Cork. It is a square castle with rounded turrets at the corners and is surrounded by a moat. Read more

  3. Crosshaven House

    Crosshaven, Cork

    Crosshaven House is an 18th century Country House in the centre of Crosshaven. Built in the Palladian style in 1750, this fine cut limestone ashlar building has a 3-storey central block with two detached pavilions to east and west. Read more

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  4. Dún Na Séad Castle

    Baltimore, Cork

    The ruined castle overlooking Baltimore Harbour, was a holding of the O'Driscolls, who were one of the most important clans in West Cork. Read more

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  5. Kanturk Castle

    Kanturk, Cork

    The Castle was built for MacDonogh MacCarthy, Lord of Duhallow and was probably started at the end of the sixteenth century. It is located in Kanturk in north County Cork. Read more

  6. Coppinger's Court

    Rosscarbery, Cork

    The ruins of Coppinger's Court, a 4 story house, consist of a central block flanked by two fortified square blocks on the east side and with another in the centre of the west side. Coppinger’s Court is located in Rosscarbery, County Cork. Read more

  7. Annes Grove Miniature Castle

    Castletownroche, Cork

    Situated in picturesque surroundings in County Cork, this medieval miniature castle at Annes Grove was designed by Benjamin Woodward of the distinguished firm of architects, Dean and Woodward, in 1853. Read more

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  8. Blackrock Castle Observatory

    Cork City, Cork

    Reach for the stars at the 16th Century Blackrock Castle, a former watch tower now combined with an award winning observatory for budding astronomers and scientists. Blackrock Castle overlooks the River Lee on the outskirts of Cork City harbour. Read more

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  9. Healy's Thatched Cottage

    Kanturk, Cork

    The Lisnacon Thatched Cottage is an integral part of North Cork heritage being one of the few remaining with the original turf ceiling. It was inhabited by successive generations of one family for over 200 years. Read more

  10. Charles Fort

    Kinsale, Cork

    Visit this unique star-shaped military fortress that has stood guard over Kinsale harbour for over three hundred years. Read more

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