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Dromtariffe Castle

Drom Tarbh: The Ridge of the Bull

Listed in C.H.A.J. Volume 13 as ' Parish of Drumtariffe - O'Keeffes'. There is no record of a castle so named. Dromagh (q.v.) is probably meant. There may however have been a separate castellanted mansion used as a residence by Captain Daniel O'Keeffe when lands were restored to him by King Charles II, for whom he had fought in France, as he is described as residing 'at Dromtarriffe'. At that time Dromagh was in all likelihood ruinous. (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. 336.
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