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Mallow Castle, Mallow

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Mallow Castle is a National Monument situated off the N72 on Bridewell Lane, Mallow, County Cork, Ireland.DescriptionThe 33acre site is composed gardens and parkland on which three buildings sit: the remains of a 16th-century fortified house, a 19th-century mansion to the north, and the ruins of a 13th-century castle to the east. The fortified house is a long rectangular three-storey building, with two polygonal towers on the north-west and south-west corners. It is early Jacobean in style, featuring high gables, stepped battlements, and mullioned windows. The wings of the house project from the centre of the south and north walls, with the entrance in the north wing. The design of the house was to provide a field of fire around it entirely.The 19th-century baronial mansion has parts which date to the 1690s and is situated near the older ruined Mallow Castle. As a refurbished building it features 8 reception rooms, which include a music room, a billiard room and a library, as well as 12 bedrooms.HistoryThe fortified house dates from the 16th century and is believed to have been built by Sir Thomas Norreys before his death 1599. Following his death, his niece Elizabeth and her husband Sir John Jephson inherited the house, with their family remaining in Mallow for almost 400 years. It was placed under siege by Richard Butler, Lord Mountgarret, in 1642 during the Irish Confederate Wars and did not fall. It was captured in 1645 by James Tuchet, Lord Castlehaven. The house was badly damaged by fire during the Williamite War and subsequently abandoned by the Jephsons. The Jephsons built the new mansion house on the site of the older castle's stable block.
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  • This is a national monument and maintained by the OPW. The The castle is in decent repair, with a good portion of the structure intact. It is safe to walk inside and around it, but be careful as there...  more »
  • The only time you would want to go to mallow castle is when there is a special occasion on . They hold events for Easter , Halloween , Christmas and summer . I have preformed with my stage groupand do...  more »
  • While castle chasing, I was in an through Mallow by train twice. It's an easy taxi ride to see the interesting castle. I loved the peace on the grounds and sighting of white deer. Historically they we...  more »