Liscarroll Castle (North Cork)

Liscarroll Castle was built in the 13th century, and is a fine example of a castle with a strong fortified wall running outside of the main keep.  A square castle with huge round turrets at each corner, its large front entrace likely was guarded by a high portcullis.  The castle was captured by the Irish in 1642, but was then re-taken by Cromwell's forces later in the War.

Students in front of the high round towers and main gate of Liscarroll Castle

The formidable main gate of Liscarroll Castle

Students admiring the long "curtain" wall of Liscarroll

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