|Native name |
Irish: Caisleán Ráth Mhac nAodha
|Location||Rathmacknee Great, Rosslare Strand,|
County Wexford, Ireland
|Area||Carnsore Point region|
|Built||late 15th century|
|Official name: Rathmacknee Castle|
Rathmacknee Castle is believed to have been built by John Rosseter (Rossiter, Rositer, Rosceter) who was made seneschal of the Liberty of Wexford c. 1415. Other accounts associate its construction with his grandson Thomas Rossiter, seneschal in 1493. The Rossiters remained Catholic after the Reformation but stayed loyal to the monarchy and continued to hold their lands. Col. Thomas Rosseter fought against Oliver Cromwell at Wexford in the Irish Confederate Wars and the castle and lands were confiscated in 1654. The castle remained occupied until the 1760s. In the 19th century it was restored by its owner, Hamilton Knox Grogan Morgan.
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