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Dunmanus Castle

Category: 
Tower house

A fine towerhouse sitting on a grassy hillock with great views across Dunmanus Bay, and surrounded by a natural watery moat to the north. It is in a state of excellent preservation and consists of four storeyed main building with a five storeyed corner tower. Inside the first floor still has a vaulted ceiling in place. The walls are very thick, the windows small, and there is also the remains of a dungeon. It is said to have been built in 1430 by  Donal More O Mahony, one of the many towerhouses built along the coast by the O Mahony family.

Townland: 
Dunmanus West
Location: 
Private property, on roadside