century, when it was in the hands of the MacQuillan.
Dunluce had no shortage of dramatic episodes over
the centuries. Sorley Boy MacDonnell, twice lost
the castle, once to Shane O'Neill and in 1584 to
Sir John Perrott. Sorley boy regained the castle
and repairs were underway when he died in 1589.
MacDonnell (the 2nd Earl of Antrim) and his wife, Lady
Catherine were in charge. The castle carried all the trappings
of a rich and powerful family. Then in 1639, part of the
lower yard fell into the ocean, taking several of the household
staff with it.
A rarely seen side of Dunluce, this photograph
Kilcrea Castle was built by Cormac Láidir MacCarthy,
in the 15th century. The castle is almost encircled by
trees and a thicket of shrubs but is mostly in good
Located in Co. Cork.
|Old Glin Castle
The old castle ruins sit in the bed of a small river,
close to its junction with the Shannon.
Near it is an ancient bridge, where the only pass over
the river was situated, which the castle was most probably
built to protect. It was once home to the Knight of Glin,
part of the Fitzgerald family. Co. Limerick