Curraghoo Castle, Co. Cork

Curraghoo Castle, County Cork in August 1986. It was in very ruined condition, although the owners at the time would have liked the Irish Nation to restore it. There was a good stone evident at approx 7 foot high, indicating where the door hinge went. Vault over ground floor – very narrow. Hatch from 1st floor through the vault. Ash tree growing out of the top of the building. A spiral stairs in the south east corner led to the second floor, also vaulted. The spiral continued to a green platform, out of which the tree was growing. Old ivy had been cut at some stage. 2 loops on ground floor. Garderobe Shute on west wall at the south east corner.