Drumbane Castle, Co. Tipperary

Drumbane Castle, Co. Tipperary, in May 1987. 
The remains of a cylindrical tower house, showing evidence of a murder hole over the door and a shot hole covering the door. 
It is possible that this cylindrical Castle was never finished. 
It consists of a barrel vault over the ground floor and not a lot more. 
The 1654-56 Civil Survey describes it as “the stumpe of a castle intended to be built in Drumbane”. Apart from an amount of stone being quarried from near the door, it probably looks much the same now as then.