An excursion to Glanworth is worthwhile for its views of the River Funcheon, its natural setting and pleasant walks in the nearby Araglin Valley. In the village are the ruins of 3 churches. The extensive ruins of the old Roche Castle here are currentlybeing restored. In 1200 this was the scene of single combat between the rivals for the hand in marriage of Amice, daughter (and heiress) of Sir William Fleming, a Norman Knight. Sir Wm. Condon, his suit being refused, surrounded the Castle with an armed troop. Richard Roche and his followers arrived, and a fight ensued in which Condon was killed and Roche won the lady's hand, and the estate, forever.

 Activities in Glanworth

Equestrian Centres
Ballykenly Equestrian Centre


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