Updated:
7-aug-2013



I visited this castle in 2013.

Aghadown House, lies in a field some 400 meters south of the N71 road between the towns of Skibbereen and Ballydehob, in County Cork in Ireland.

Aghadown House is said to have been built in 1670 by the Beecher or Becher family. They occupied the house until at least 1837. In 1853, at the time of Griffith's Valuation, the house was unoccupied.

Aghadown House was built as a fortified house. What remains are the west wall and two of the four spear-head shaped corner flankers. These are two storeys high, their string courses indicating the two levels.

Some 100 meters north of the ruined house, lies another house also called Aghadown House. This house is still occupied and may previously have been the steward's house when the original house was still occupied.

This is a small, barely recognizable ruin under a mantle of ivy. Not very interesting.

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