Development Progress Video on Castle of the Island Released

On Castle Grounds: Announcing details of the work proposals on the remains of Castleisland Castle on Monday were: Tom McCarthy, secretary, Castleisland of the Island committee; Senator Mark Daly, Marie Herlihy, archaeologist and brochure editor; Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald, Mayor of Castleisland / Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District; Rob McGuire, archaeologist and film-maker and Bill Keane, structural engineer. You can see a video update on the developments with a click on the image of the brochure below.  ©Photograph: John Reidy

As I mentioned here a few weeks ago, an international multi-disciplinary team is all ready to go on the compilation of a conservation management report on Castleisland Castle.

This development is a direct result of the efforts and perseverance of Currow native, Robert ‘Rob’ McGuire.

Rob holds an MA degree in buildings archaeology, with a special interest in medieval castles and, in particular, Castleisland Castle.

Through years of laborious but rewarding research he discovered that various phases of the castle building took place on the site from the 13th to the 17th century.

As part of the current phase of the development of the castle, Rob and his Castle of the Island committee published a comprehensive report in brochure form on its history which he built up from various documents, drawings and reports down through the centuries.

The Maine Valley Post has three copies of the brochure to give away to readers in a ‘like and share’ scramble on our

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