Innishannon Tower

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Innishannon Tower
Innishannon Tower, Co. Cork..JPG
Tower at Innishannon
Innishannon Tower is located in Ireland
Innishannon Tower
Shown within Ireland
Basic information
County Cork, Ireland
Geographic coordinates51°45′49″N 8°39′21″W / 51.76362°N 8.65590°W / 51.76362; -8.65590Coordinates: 51°45′49″N 8°39′21″W / 51.76362°N 8.65590°W / 51.76362; -8.65590
Height (max)22 m (72 ft)

Innishannon Tower is the ruin of a Huguenot chapel tower built beside the original church and graveyard in the town of Innishannon, County Cork.


There are two currently working churches in the town of Innishannon, one Catholic and one Church of Ireland. Beside the River Bandon is the abandoned St. Mary's church and graveyard, probably initially Cistercian, which has been both throughout its history. It became a Church of Ireland building in the 16th century and was in use until the new church was completed in the mid 19th century.[1][2][3][4]

The original handover of the land was by the Church of Ireland to Cork County Council. There was a serious collapse of the tower in 2007. The locals campaigned to have the tower restored.[5][6]

St Mary's Church tower was officially handed over by Cork County Council to the care of the local Tidy Towns committee on 21 November 2013.[5][6]


  1. ^ Alice Taylor (1 September 2014). The Parish. O'Brien Press. pp. 77–. ISBN 978-1-84717-593-9.
  2. ^ "Linehan Construction - Listed Buildings Conservation, Innishannon church tower". Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  3. ^ Alice Taylor (1 September 2014). The Village. O'Brien Press. pp. 21–. ISBN 978-1-84717-595-3.
  4. ^ "Innishannon - Explore West Cork". Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Historic hand over of tower and cemetery in Innishannon". Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Historic village tower should pass to the people". Retrieved October 23, 2016.