Coachford

This is in the Lee Valley and nearby is Farran Wood with deer and wild geese. It is part of the ancient barony of Muskerry and is rich in antiquites - stone circle, wedge tombs, ring forts. The Boggeragh mountains lie to the north and the leaflet 'Antiquities of the Boggeragh Mountains' will lead you on many a happy exploration. Between here and Macroom, travelling along the river, you'll come to the ruined Carrigadrohid Castle standing on a rocky island. It survived several decades of stormy history. In 1650 Lord Broghill, the Commonwealth General, hanged the Bishop of Ross before it because he refused to induce the Irish garrison to surrender.

 


 
 
 
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