Ballincollig Castle : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 02, no. 01 : graphic

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Ballincollig Castle : from "Castles in County Cork", Vol. 02, no. 01 : graphic


Castles Ireland Cork (County).
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Cork (County) History.


Transcript of text: - Page 01. BALLINCOLLIG. - Smith Vol.I. p. 179. An ancient castle of the Barretts. In 1600 William Barrett, who had been concerned in Desmond's Rebellion, submitted to the Queen. The castle was garrisoned by Cromwell, and in the late wars for James II. It is built on rock and flanked by towers. - Lewis Vol.I. p.281. The ruins of an extensive castle on an isolated rock in the middle of an extensive plain. It was built by the Barretts in the reign of Edward Ill. William Barrett joined in the Desmond Rising against Elizabeth, but was pardoned. In 1641 it was in possession of the insurgents, who were dispossessed by Cromwell in 1645. In 1689 it was garrisoned for James II. After his flight it fell into decay and is now a stately ruin with a very strong and lofty square tower, still nearly perfect. - Cork Journal. 1895. p.21. Parker (1860) author of "Ancient Domestic Architecture of Ireland" says: Appears to be 13th Century. A very tall square tower on a rock, with the remains of the wall surrounding the bawn. The ground floor is vaulted, with no entrance into it but by a trap door from above, it was perhaps a prison. The first floor room is vaulted, the entrance to it is by a sloping road leading up on arches. The windows are small, single lights, some pointed, some square. One has a trefoil head, with ornaments above it. The second storey is vaulted, with seats in the windows, a drain, and a small cupboard. The third storey room is the principal one, it has windows on the four sides, and a socket for the rod of the casement. There is no fireplace in the tower, nor any projections. The bastion towers in the bawn wall seem 17th Century. On one side is a 2 light window, as if for a hall, also a fireplace and chimney. - Tuckey says that in 1317 Robt. Barret was granted land in Gronagh, and in 1359 Barry and Courcy invaded Richard Oge Barrett's lands and burned his houses. In 1377 and 1381 the Barretts are mentioned as being in sedition. Egmont M.S.S. Katherine Barrett of


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