EOIN O’KEEFFE ARCHITECTS
07/08/2013

This is believed to have been a 10 year construction contract!! Not bad for starting in 1554, by the FitzGeralds (Earls of Desmond).

South Elevation:

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Photos from the Conna Castle History Tour for the Gathering in Conna, Co. Cork during the August Bank Holiday 2013.

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Thanks to the organisers and for the interest of locals and visitors alike – great turn out!

Notice the ‘murder hole’ high up over the door:

P1010572 BConna Castle stands on a limestone bluff on the south bank of the river bride.

East Elevation:

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The castle is a tall tower house, at about 80 feet in height and containing five storeys.

P1010571 BCastle Interior – the timber ceiling of the ground floor is gone, but the vaulted ceiling of the ‘Earl’s Room’ on the 1st floor remains:

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Castle Interior – rooms at 3rd and 4th floor [although 4th floor plate is long gone…]:

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Top level battlements – again with floor plate and roof long gone. View north west over top of wall:

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Don’t fall over!:

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Panoramic view from top – south, west & north.

Conna village to left side with River Bride winding its through the fields.

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