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Baltimore Castle


A beautifully restored 13th century Norman Hall House, Baltimore Castle, also known as Dún na Séad Castle, is located in the heart of the historic fishing village of Baltimore, West Cork.

Overlooking Roaring Water Bay and Carbery's hundred isles, the Castle has a long history of interesting owners and occupiers throughout the ages, including the original Norman settler Sleynie, the local O'Driscoll clan and the infamous Fineen the Rover, the Spanish Crown, Cromwellian forces as well as many others. It is now one of Ireland's few National Monuments occupied as a family home.

​The visit comprises the Great Hall on the first floor, which contains furnishings, tapestries and an historical description of the Castle's 800 year history; Pirate exhibition giving graphic details of Baltimore's piratical history, including "The Sack of Baltimore" in 1631; a view of archaeological details on Castle grounds and a display of archaeological finds; and the battlements, which offers an unimpeded view of the roof restoration and provides a commanding view of Baltimore harbour and the islands.




Baltimore Castle Baltimore County Cork, P81 X968


+353 (0)28 20735