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Glanworth castle and mill

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Hidden : 04/22/2012
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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This micro cache is located in beautiful surroundings with rich history in Glanworth village (near Fermoy). BYOP and enjoy! Hint is really helpful if you need it! And you have to visit castle to get to the cache! Follow the trail beside mill building; it leads to the castle stairs!

Glanworth castle and mill

Though small, the village of Glanworth is home to impressive ruins. Dominating the village skyline, Glanworth Castle once controlled a strategic crossing point on the River Funshion. Built by the Condons in the 13th century, the castle soon passed to another Norman family, the Roches, who effectively controlled much of North Cork between then and the 17th century. Recent conservation work by the Office of Public Works, has now rendered the complex safe and accessible to the public, preserving for us a unique record of Medieval grandeur in Ireland.
If you cross Glanworth's bridge by car, be prepared to stop and reverse, if another vehicle from the other side, reaches the middle before you! A mid-fifteenth century structure, the bridge is indeed the narrowest if not the oldest public bridge in every-day use in Ireland, permitting as it does the passage of only one vehicle at a time.
The 12 arch bridge, in its picturesque setting under Glanworth Castle, is surely one of the most photographed in the country, as well as providing inspiration for many artists.
Beneath the Castle is the Old Mill, and beneath the bridge is the beautiful weir.
This late 18th century unit provided Glanworth with its first taste of the Industrial Revolution. Originally a corn mill, it functioned as such until the mid 19th century when it was converted to the production of woollen blankets. Once a major employer locally, it fell foul of modern synthetic textiles and finally closed in the late 1960's. Its peaceful waterside setting bears witness to an era of honest toil and an environmentally friendly industry.

How to get there: Take N72 from Fermoy ( Mallow direction); turn right on R512 after short drive and follow it until you reach Glanworth village. Parking is available next to the mill or in village center.


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