Rockfleet Castle

Local nameRockfleet Castle
LocationConnacht, Ireland

Rockfleet Castle, or Carrickahowley Castle, is a tower house near Newport in County Mayo, Ireland. It was built in the mid-sixteenth century, and is most famously associated with Gráinne Ní Mháille, the 'pirate queen' and chieftain of the Clan O’Malley. The castle has been speculated as her place of death.

Rockfleet Castle has four floors and is over eighteen metres in height looking out towards the drumlins of Clew Bay.

Though entry to the castle was once available to the public it is now strictly prohibited for safety reasons.

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Address (Unnamed Road), F28, Ireland

Coordinates 53°53'45.582" N -9°37'37.339" E

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