Barntown Castle

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Barntown Castle[1] is about 3 miles (5 km) west of Wexford town on the main Wexford to New Ross road. It is a Tower House in ruins set in the middle of a grazing field. A Georgian mansion has replaced the castle as the residence of the local landowners, currently the Joyce family. The ruins of the castle are used as a cattle shelter. Barntown village and townsland has a Pugin designed Roman Catholic church and a national school. Close by, on the ridge of the hills south of the castle, is a monument to General Clooney famous for his part in the 1798 Rising. This man is referred to as Col. Clooney on a plaque at the ruins of Geneva Barracks, on Waterford Harbour. He also, reputedly, captured a British warship near Duncannon during the 1798 Rebellion. He is buried in St. Mullins.

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  1. ^ "Additional Images: Buildings of Ireland: National Inventory of Architectural Heritage". www.buildingsofireland.ie. Retrieved 2017-02-12.

Coordinates: 52°20′N 6°31′W / 52.333°N 6.517°W / 52.333; -6.517