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Ballyenehan Castle

Baile Atha O'Henegan: The Townland of Henigan's Ford

The old castle of the O'Keeffe's stood on the left bank of the Funcheon river between two fords. There is not a trace left.


The remains of the castle were picked up and carted away by the O'Keeffes some thirty years ago and the site laid out in keeping with the rest of the field. It was mentioned by Windele as having been 'an arched Medieval Peel House'. The O'Keeffes were at that time still strong in the area, and descendants are still there. (1)

(1) The Castles of County Cork With 72 line drawings and 10 maps by the author James N. Healy Copyright © 1988 by James N. Healy, p. 376.
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last revised 2007 Jan 16.