Carrigadrohid castle video

Carrigadrohid castle video

Carrigadrohid castle video is situated on a rocky outcrop in the River Lee near the village of Carrigadrohid in central Cork.The castle is a ruined three storey tower in a picturesque setting on the river. It is joined to the river bank by a road bridge at second storey level which joins the eastern wall of the castle.Carrigadrohid Castle was built in the 15th century by the MacCarthys of Muskerry, and has been extended and modified over the years. In 1650, the castle was besieged by Parliamentary forces. The MacCarthys were dispossessed, and the castle was taken over by the Bowens who occupied it until the mid 18th century. The castle then fell into disrepair. In recent times, a local group has been established to preserve the castle.Carrigadrohid Castle is situated on a rock outcrop in the River Lee, approximately five miles east of the town of Macroom in Co. Cork.The name Carrigadrohid translates as the rock of the bridge and occurs as early as 1573, indicating that a bridge stood here at that time, of unknown construction.Carrigadrohid Castle is a tower house, a type of castle built extensively throughout Ireland in the Middle Ages, from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century. These tower houses were the fortified residences of local lords and chieftains, both of the native Irish families and the descendants of the Anglo-Norman settlers.They were frequently built close to river crossings in order to control movement along and across river valleys, but this particular example at Carrigadrohid is rare in actually being built in the river, on a rocky island.The presence of a rock outcrop in the river made this a natural bridging point with relatively simple wooden structures sufficient to span the two channels formed by the rock outcrop. www.kilmurry.ie

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