Parkavonear Castle

Le Parkavonear Castle - Sean MacEntee - cc
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County Kerry, (County Kerry)

Parkavonear Castle is a 13th century ruined castle, built not far from Killarney. With its breathtaking view over the lakes of Lough Leane and Muckross Lake, the castle was built in a 100% Anglo-Norman style. A must see!

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A cylindrical fortified castle!

The Parkavonear Castle - Sean MacEntee - cc

The Parkavonear Castle – Sean MacEntee – cc

Parkavonear Castle is said to have been built after the Anglo-Norman invasions in 1169. Rather atypical, it differs from the traditional square towers, and rather has a cylindrical shape spread over 2 floors. Solid, its walls are 2 meters thick.

Nowadays, only the stone parts of the castle remain: thus, the floor and the roof were strongly deteriorated before being removed. You will be able to guess the trace of a staircase running along the cylindrical wall, and which made it possible to connect the 2 floors. The keep itself has been heavily damaged by the centuries.

Parkavonear Castle
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Address Address:
northeast of Killarney

Coordonnées GPSGPS:
52.075982, -9.555017
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