Carrigafoyle Castle, County Kerry

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    Castle on the Shannon

    by vbede Written Sep 9, 2007
    Carrigafoyle Castle

    Carrigafoyle Castle is an open/free site near the mouth of the Shannon River. The Castle was once a significant stronghold of O'Connor Kerry and stood five stories high. The castle was heavily damaged during action in 1580 and later in 1600. Much of the castle lies open to the elements although a stairway to the top of the keep it still available. We visited on a very rainy day and could not see for more than a mile but I expect on clearer days there is probably a great view of Kerry and Co Clare across the Shannon from the top of the castle

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    Carrigafoyle Castle

    by himalia11 Written Oct 6, 2004

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    The Carrigafoyle Castle can be found north of Ballylongford and is well signposted at the coast street. A little road leads to the castle that is close to the river Shannon. The castle is from 15th or 16th century and is currently closed because of renovation, so it was not allowed to visit it.

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