Rockfleet Castle

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Rockfleet Castle
Historical information outside Rockfleet Castle

Rockfleet Castle, or Carrickahowley Castle (Irish: Carraig an Chabhlaigh), is a tower house near Newport in County Mayo, Ireland. It was built in the mid-sixteenth century, and is most famously associated with Gráinne O'Malley, the pirate queen and chieftain of the clan O’Malley.[1]

Rockfleet Castle has four floors and is over eighteen metres in height. It is open to the public; the key is available at the nearby farm. The castle was installed with a metal walkway in 2015, from its adjacent grassland surrounding to its door, due to the sheer inconvenience of accessing its entrance during high tides.


  1. ^ Rockfleet Castle, accessed: 20 May 2007

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Coordinates: 53°53′46″N 9°37′37″W / 53.896133°N 9.627050°W / 53.896133; -9.627050