Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare (1561-1618) commanded the Munster forces at the Battle of Kinsale in 1601. Later, after … [Continue Reading]

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Within walking distance of Carriganass Castle is another historic monument, this time one that existed long before Donal … [Continue Reading]

Kealkill Stone Circle Searle image

The Riverside Coffee Shop offers you the perfect spot to take a break while you're exploring Carriganass, or walking on … [Continue Reading]

Riverside Coffee Shop

Carriganass Castle tower was built in about 1541 by clan chieftan Dermot O'Sullivan Beare.   The site he chose … [Continue Reading]


A Place in History

The restored ruins of Carriganass Castle on the outskirts of Kealkill village, in the heart of West Cork, played a dramatic role in one of Irish history's most exciting stories when - in 1602 - the O'Sullivan Bere clan passed its gates as they set out to join the Flight of the Earls.
Today's walkers, under less pressure to leave, have time to explore the picturesque castle grounds, and to take advantage of the many waymarked routes that wend their way past this amazing monument.
Choose from a range of circular routes, or break your tour of the Sheep's Head Way here. Your visit to West Cork isn't complete until you've called in to Carriganass.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes at Carriganass

Detective Sherlock Holmes has a mysterious new case to investigate when summoned to a nunnery deep in the English countryside. Holmes and his companion Dr Watson join the search for the most elusive piece of treasure known to mankind. With a missing novice, a death in the convent and some very suspicious nuns, Holmes’ newest […]