Beamish Mausoleum

Beamish Mausoleum lies in a field south of the town of Macroom, in County Cork in Ireland.

This is a strange tower. The only information I was able to find about it, was that it was built in 1857 by a member of the local wealthy Beamish brewing family. But as to its use or history I found nothing.

It looks like a folly but those were mostly built on the estates of the wealhty. And in this case there is no mansion nearby. So maybe a hunting lodge or a lookout tower? If you know more, please mail me.

Due to its appearance it often gets mistaken for a medieval tower house.

At present is stands in a private field, used to graze cattle. It is not accessible but can be viewed from the main road.


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Beamish Mausoleum

Beamish Mausoleum lies in a field south of the town of Macroom, in County Cork in Ireland.

This is a strange tower. The only information I was able to find about it, was that it was built in 1857 by a member of the local wealthy Beamish brewing family. But as to its use or history I found nothing.

It looks like a folly but those were mostly built on the estates of the wealhty. And in this case there is no mansion nearby. So maybe a hunting lodge or a lookout tower? If you know more, please mail me.

Due to its appearance it often gets mistaken for a medieval tower house.

At present is stands in a private field, used to graze cattle. It is not accessible but can be viewed from the main road.


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http://www.castles.nl/beamish-mausoleum#sigFreeId0ace095a62