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Mallow Castle

Mallow Castle is a National Monument situated off the N72 on Bridewell Lane, Mallow, County Cork, Ireland.

Mallow Castle
Location Bridewell Lane, Mallow, County Cork, Ireland
Coordinates

52.1339°N 8.6394°W / 52.1339; -8.6394

Built 1500s
Reference no. 281[1]

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Interior Mallow Castle, Co. Cork
The clock from the Clock House (build around 1855, by Sir Denham Orlando Jephson) was brought from the tower of the Old Mallow Castle. The bell was cast at Millerd Street, Cork. The bell tower became dangerous and was removed c1970, but was restored in 1995.

The 33-acre (13 ha) site is composed gardens and parkland on which three buildings sit:[2] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[2]

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