Carrigadrohid Castle is an Irish castle located in County Cork. Built in the 15th century by the MacCarthys of Muskerry, it has the peculiarity of being installed on a bridge over the River Lee. An originality which is worth the visit of many tourists who come to admire it every year!
Carrigadrohid Castle is a partially ruined building, whose charm is well worth a visit. Overlooking the Lee River, the castle has an extension to the east and an annex to the north that would have been added a hundred years later, after its original construction.
The castle suffered a terrible siege during the Cromwellian conquest: it was stormed by parliamentary forces after the Battle of Macroom and Boetius MacEgan, Bishop of Ross, was hanged by the reins of his own horse in front of the castle after refusing to implore the Irish garrison to surrender to the Cromwellian army.
The MacCarthys were then dispossessed of their castle, and the property was acquired by the Bowen family.
Still splendid, the castle has been in ruins since the end of the 18th century. It is skillfully maintained by a local group, committed to its preservation.
Do not miss to admire it: its location on its bridge gives it an indescribable charm! Finally, be aware that a picnic area is located right next to the building: an ideal place for a break!