Posts Selected From the Category "History & Heritage"

Bridgetown Priory

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The co-founder of the Castle Alexander Fitz Hugh is likely the man depicted in this carving found in Bridgetown Priory, the priory established by Alexander between 1202 and 1216 and located less than 2 miles from the Castle. Professor Tadhg O’Keeffe in his study of Bridgetown Priory on p23 suggests that “This head, carved in […]

History of Castletownroche

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Colonel Grove White wrote a fascinating account of the history and heritage of Cork in his collection of Historical and Topographical Notes, County Cork, published 1906 – 1915.  There is a very detailed account of the history of the village of Castletownroche, its landowners, with details of the contemporary commercial and agricultural life and indeed an […]

Commercial life of Castletownroche

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Commercial life of Castletownroche in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. A brochure on the commercial life of the village was produced about 10 years ago chronicling the various businesses and social life of the village at the turn of the 20th century.  The depth of commercial life is truly astonishing for such […]

History Tours at Blackwater Castle

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Tours of Blackwater Castle, Castletownroche, Cork.   Have you thought about bringing history to life for your Junior Certificate students by taking them on a tour of one of Ireland’s most significant heritage sites? Blackwater Castle in Castletownroche located between Fermoy and Mallow on the N72 in North Cork may well be just the site […]

Haunted Castle

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Haunted Castle Many of our guests ask if Blackwater Castle is a haunted Castle and with a history extending back some 9,000 years it is fair to surmise that if any place is haunted Blackwater Castle may well be a good bet! The Castle was a fort in the pre-Christian era and a stronghold known as “Dun Cruadha” […]