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Review of Barryscourt Castle

Barryscourt Castle
Ranked #135 of 434 things to do in County Cork
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Reviewed 17 June 2010

The castle is just outside Carrigtwohill off the main Cork to Waterford road. The OPW run it. They give a free guided tour roughly every hour but you wont be waiting that long. There is a lovely coffee shop in front of the castle which is a nice place to have a cuppa and wait. There are a lot of steps so it is not suitable for buggys, wheelchairs or anyone who may have trouble with steps. They have done great restoration work. It has a small dungeon. There is a lovely orchard out the back of the castle where you can go and sit afterwards should the mood take you. The toilet facilities are excellent, very clean.

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Reviewed 5 May 2009

this was very surprising to the visitor who knows very little about the history and way of life and history of Barrscourt Castle. the tour was really good and the tour guide we got shirley was her name i think was excellent and so friendly (i had 2 kids with me age 4 and 5)and she was excellent with the kids and really involved them and included them. the gounds are immaculately kept and topped off the visit perfectly. i would definately go again.

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Reviewed 22 December 2007

Barryscourt Castle is situated between Cork City and Midleton in Eastern Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland.

It is a refurbished watchtower, popular description is a Castle.

The tower is a fine example of how the gentry lived back as far as the 16th Century. The site is maintained and looked after and is free to visitors. It is not open the whole year round, I believe from June to September.

A guided tour exists for visitors and a small restruant.cafe outside will provide some refreshments. The tour takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes and is very informative.

For people interested in things old and cold, this would fit the bill, and on visiting the famous Blarney Castle, this site would round off the experience with a bit more informative information and interest.

I would recomend the visit highly.

2  Thank Zorba54
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Reviewed 21 September 2012
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