Kanturk Castle (Ceann Toirc)

Kanturk Castle


Location: Kanturk, Province of Munster Map

Constructed: 1609


Kanturk Castle is situated in a town of Kanturk, Province of Munster in Cork County of Ireland. Kanturk Castle was constructed in 1609. Its Irish name of Ceann Toirc or Boar's head is also a symbol that is visible in the emblem of this military citadel. Kanturk is a smaller market town at the confluence of the River Allow and Dallow in the northwestern inland of County Cork. The city developed in the 17th century from an existing settlement. After remaining stable for a long time, the population increased between 2002 and the 2006 Census from 1651 to 1915 people. In the 2016 census, the population already amounted to 2,350 people. The sister city of Kanturk is Rostrenen in Brittany.

A noteworthy historic building near the town is Kanturk Castle, a so-called Festes house, built around the year 1601.

Kanturk is just north of the N72 national road from Mallow to Killarney; It is 15 km from Mallow and 40 km from Killarney. About regional roads is Kanturk u. a. connected to Abbeyfeale on the N21 and Charleville on the N20 from Limerick City to Cork City, each with a distance of about 50 km to both major cities. Kanturk has not been connected to rail transport in Ireland since 1963.