1 June 2020
By Elaine Murphy
FOR SALE: ‘Castle Curious’, Doonawanly, near Wallstown, Castletownroche, County Cork, Ireland
If you’ve always wanted to own a castle there here is your chance, and as a bonus, it also borders a river, which adds the fantasy setting, but don’t get too excited because the’castle’ is a ruin.
The Estate Agent describes is described as “A truly quirky property, and a unique opportunity to purchase a little bit of historic Ireland” which is “In need of completion to meet modern standards”.
This is a three-storey Castle built in circa 1840 by one man, a 19th century eccentric called Johnny Roche, on around 2.5 acres. An Old Mill House structure adjoins alongside the River Awbeg.
- Bowed turrets
- Crenellations and limestone eaves
- Square-headed window openings
- Roughly dressed limestone and lintels and sills
Viewing is strictly by appointment with the Estate Agent.