Mount Long Castle, Belgooly

Co Cork


  • NIAH Ref: 20911241
  • Date: 1630 - 1635
  • Rating: National
  • Orig. Use: Castle/Fortified House
  • Townland: Mountlong
  • County: Cork
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  • Last Reviewed: August 2019

Criteria for Risk

  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance
  • Suffering from structural problems
  • Abandoned ruin


  • Condition of Structure: Ruinous
  • Level of Risk: High


The building is a roofless shell. None of the original fabric remains other than the external walls. It is suffering from structural problems that could lead to full or partial collapse, and there is an immediate threat of further deterioration.

Mount Long is an early 17th century fortified mansion originally with four projecting gabled corner towers similar to the restored Monkstown Castle. The structure is of significant historic importance and requires conservation works to prevent further deterioration.

Recommended Use

  • Conservation

Photograph Credit: Tomasz Bukowski (

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