Carrigacunna Castle

‘Castle’ is a misnomer; it is in fact a perfect example of a medieval tower- house built in the early 1500’s and once lived in by James II’s Attorney General to Ireland, Sir Richard Nagle. It stands in a commanding position overlooking the River Blackwater, at the foot of The Nagle Mountains close to the birthplace of Nano Nagle and to the home of Edmund Burke. In the distance are the Ballyhoura and Galty mountains.

Over the recent years we have been conserving and renovating the tower. Working with experts and using traditional materials we have re-roofed, and repaired the structure whilst conserving all the features of its original construction. This has been a ‘labour of love’ - our aim has been to save the building rather than to convert it into a modern, habitable space. Nevertheless with its galleried upper floors and impressive, vaulted ground floor hall it is an ideal venue for informal events and we now offer it as a day-base for fishing parties.

For non-fishing partners, there are wonderful walks in and around the woodland, our grounds and the neighbouring countryside and along the River Blackwater.

The adjacent house and land is our home. We have been here since the mid ‘90s (blow-ins)! Our woodland, through which part of the fishing runs, is the subject of an EU Native Woodland project – we’re slowly replacing non-indigenous species with native, Irish stock.