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Barryscourt

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Cork, Ireland.

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The de Barry family had their chief seat here until the 1620s. Most of the large bawn appears to be 15th century but gunloops suggest a 16th century date for the square corner flankers. On the west side is the outer wall of a 13th or 14th century hall and chamber block. In the SW corner is a large and recently re-roofed tower house mostly of 16th century date which contains two halls, the lower one vaulted, over a vaulted cellar. A north wing and two southern corner turrets contain many levels of smaller chambers.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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