Glanworth Castle (North Cork)

Glanworth Castle is a very impressive 13th-century construction, sitting high atop a hill, looking down upon the River Funsheon.  In the center of the castle is The Keep, the oldest part of the surviving structure, with walls that are at least six feet thick.  The castle wall surrounds the Keep, and the remains of several of the turrets rise above the wall.  In the distance, opposite the river, can be glimpsed the remains of the Dominican Priory, dating to the 15th century.  This was a lovely and interesting stop near the end of our day.

A view of Glanworth Castle from the River Funsheon.

The long curtain wall of the castle, and the cliff below.

The River Funsheon that lies below Glanworth Castle.

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