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Blackwater Castle
Castletownroche, Co. Cork
Blackwater Castle, a 12th century castle located in the south of the Ballyhoura Region and the heart of the Blackwater Valley, in the award winning village of Castletownroche, County Cork.

The history of Blackwater Castle extends back to the 8th and 9th Centuries and the ancient fuses beautifully with the modern in this exquisitely renovated castle. The castle is located on a protected nature reserve of over 50 acres of woodland. Members of the public are welcome to fish in the private river and avail of the extensive sporting opportunities in the nearby Ballyhoura region or browse through the walled garden.

Overnight guests can sample the organic fruit in the walled garden, browse through the library or simply relax in the lounge or tearoom. Tours are available on a daily basis, however by appointment only.

Tips from locals

Visit nearby Doneraile Estate to explore another magnificent historic house, parkland and wildlife estate.

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