While you may not get the chance to peek inside Dunasead Castle, it is still worth the journey to admire it from the outside. Found in Munster Province and County Cork, Dunasead Castle is nearly four hours by car from the Dublin Airport.
Follow the road signs south to Cork, and then head west via the N22 and several smaller county roads. Don't fret if you don't see signs for Dunasead Castle, because many of the road markers actually read Baltimore Castle. Don't worry, as the names are interchangeable and you're heading in the right direction.
Dunasead Castle, which translates to English as Fort of the Jewels, is a fortified house located in County Cork.
Built in the 17th century, Dunasead Castle is a relatively simple two-story rectangular building protected by a curtain wall.
Shortly after construction, it is believed that the castle was largely destroyed by Oliver Cromwell's forces.
Today, however, it has been restored and is in use as a privately owned residence.
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