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Burnchurch Castle

★ Burnchurch Castle

Burnchurch castle, a national monument, is a well-preserved house of the 15th century Norman tower with a round gate tower, situated in the County of Kilkenny, Ireland. Burnchurch castle and tower, along with the Church, the Church of Ireland, and lip became a national monument in 1993.

It is said to have been built and owned by the Fitzgeralds of the house of Desmond in 15th century and continued to be occupied until 1817. It is 6.5 km 4.0 miles South-West from Kilkenny, from Clonmel road, 6 km from Ballybur near Cuffesgrange, outside the town of Callan, near the monastery of Kells. It is located in Burnchurch parish and was in the Barony Shillelogher.


1. Architecture. (Архитектура)

12.5 m round tower remains. Enclosed courtyard was originally attached to the castle. It has six floors, and has an unusually large number of passages and chambers inside the walls. The great hall was formerly attached to the outer wall of the tower, but now its gone, and most of the bawn with a 41-foot tower in one corner. Old drawings, date unknown, show remnants of buildings.

A tower house mural chambers and passages hidden away within their walls, though few have the number and complexity of those found in Burnchurch castle. Under the vault of the main chamber above, lies directly under the peaked roof. There are numerous narrow rooms in the walls, including a "secret room" on the fourth floor.

A curved outside staircase still provides access to the three upper floors of this little tower, so they can be studied. It has Windows and is noteworthy for its finely carved fireplace with a shake voussoir arches and tall round chimney. Rounded chimney can be a later improvement.

Its broadly similar in size and layout to Clara castle in Clara, but differs in that the gable-end wall is made in one floor higher than the other two walls and form elongated turrets with their won shaft walls in the highest part of the building. Burnchurch castle and Clara are good examples of the characteristic Irish style of stepped teeth.

He is known as one of several Irish towers with the slightly narrower sides of the castle extending up an additional floor, creating essentially a pair of wide towers.

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