This castle was built in 1460 for Earls of Desmond. It was the scene of the murder of James, 9th Earl of Desmond, by his servants who were instigated by James’ brother. Other well known people who stayed there are the English poet, Edmund Spenser and Sir Walter Raleigh. The castle was eventually granted to the Southwells, who added a wing in 1610. It was captured by the Irish in 1641 and was eventually taken by Cromwellians in 1651. The castle was renovated in the 1970s.