mccarthy mór castle ballinskelligs

This 16th Century Tower House was built by McCarthy Mór in order to protect the bay from pirates, and possibly in order to charge a tariff on incoming trade ships. These Tower houses were built all around the Cork and Kerry Coasts by the McCarthy Mór.

A more romantic version of the history of Ballinskelligs Castle is that it was built much earlier, during the 12th and 13th century when battles took place between the Gaelic King of Desmond, McCarthy Mór who ruled South Kerry, and the Geraldine Earl of Desmond, who ruled North Kerry. 

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Save Our Castle - Grand Prize Draw

1st Prize – €500
Other Prizes include:
Hudson Bay Hotel Athlone weekend break for 2
Weekend stay in a Ballinskelligs holiday apartment
Original painting from Cill Rialaig Arts Centre
Trip to Skellig Rock for 4 people
Skellig Chocolate Factory Hamper

Draw takes place 24/10/2015

check out the fundraising page for full details

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