DiCamillo Companion
Ireland

Blarney Castle

  • Earlier Houses: There were two previous houses on the site, the earliest dating to the 10th century.

    Built / Designed For: Cormac MacCarthy

    House & Family History: Site of the Blarney Stone, the current Blarney Castle is the third house erected on this site. The first building was erected in the 10th century and was a wooden structure. Circa 1210 this was replaced by a stone structure, which was demolished for its foundations in the 15th century; this was, in turn, replaced circa 1446 with the third castle, built by Dermot McCarthy, King of Munster, the remains of which stand today.

  • House Listed: Unknown

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • Past Seat / Home of: Cormac MacCarthy, 15th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 35321-385-252

    Fax: 35321-381-215

    Email: info@blarneycastle.ie

    Website: http://www.blarneycastle.ie

    Historic Houses Member: No