Ballymalis Castle facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBallymalis Castle
Irish: Caisleán Bhéal Átha Málais
County Kerry, Ireland
|Built||early 16th century|
|Official name: Ballymalis Castle|
This castle was built in the early 16th century by the Ó Muircheartaigh (O'Moriartys). It later passed to the Ó Fearghuis (Ferrises), who renovated it in the late 16th century. In 1677 the manor was confiscated by the Crown and granted to Francis Brewster, who granted it to the Eager (Eagar) family.
This is a tower house, partially restored. It is rectangular, with four storeys and an attic, with bartizans in the southwest and northeast corners. Also featured are slopstones, a machicolation, chimneys, fireplaces and decorated windows with mullions and transoms. Some of the alure (wall-walk) survives.
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