Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Coolmain Castle

Townland Coolmain
Civil Parish Ringrone
PLU Kinsale
DED Coolmain 205
County Cork
Barony East Carbery (East)
Description Thomas Wyse was leasing this property to Hibernicus Scott at the time of Griffith's Valuation, when it was valued at £18. In 1837, Lewis records it as the seat of E. Stowell. In 1814, however, it was the seat of Hib. Scott. The Honourable Henry Boyle Bernard, third son of the 2nd Earl of Bandon, lived here in the 1870s when he owned over a thousand acres in county Cork. Both Walford (1885) and Slater (1894) record him as the owner. In 1942 the Irish Tourist Association Survey noted that the building was becoming derelict. It had recently been the home of the novelist Donn Byrne, who had been involved in a fatal motor accident. Coolmain castle is still extant and now the property of the Disney family.
Coolmain Castle

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