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!
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.