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Dromsicane Castle

Drom Siochan: The Ridge of the Seat (Big House)

Dromsicane is ofter described as having been a castle of the O'Keeffes, and indeed it appears to have been in O'Keeffe territory. It certainly was in the hands of the MacDonogh MacCarthys by the start of the seventheenth century, as an inquisition into the lands of Donogh MacCormac (MacDonogh) on 14 August 1604 indicates; wherein it stated that 'he was seized of the Castles of Lohort, Kanturk and Dromsicane' when he was killed in rebellion on 4 August 1600. He took legal action in 1592 against some of the MacCarthys of Drishane who had taken over Dromsicane and other townlands. (1)

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(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. 335.

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