Buy a castle in Cork, Ireland for just €95,000 ($105,500)

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.

Features include

  • 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.

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