|Alternative name (s):||Caisleán to Driseáin|
|Creation time :||1436-1450|
|Castle type :||Niederungsburg (Tower House)|
|Conservation status:||well preserved|
|Standing position :||Irish nobility|
Drishane Castle ( Irish : Caisleán to Driseáin ) is a Tower House 2.2 km northeast of Millstreet on the south bank of the Munster Blackwater in Ireland County Cork . The National Monument was originally built by the MacCarthys.
Drishane Castle had the MacCarthys (Irish: Mac Cárthaigh ) built in the years 1436-1450. Presumably, Diarmuid Mór , the second son of Tadhg (King of Desmond 1390-1428) gave the order. Tadhg , son of Owen ( Eoghan ), owned the castle in 1592; he gave it to Queen Elizabeth I and received it back from her. His son, also Owen , owned the castle until his death in 1637.
All lands of the MacCarthys were forfeited to the Crown after the Irish Confederation Wars (1641-1653), but were returned to Conough MacCarthy, 1st Earl of Clancarty , in 1660 when King Charles II came to the English throne.
The MacCarthys lost their lands again after the War of the Two Kings (1689-1691). The land fell to the Hollow Sword Blade Company , which sold it to Henry Wallis in 1709 . The Valais took full possession of it in 1728. During the Fenier Uprising in 1867, Drishane Castle was garrisoned. It remained in the hands of the Wallis family until 1882 and later belonged to Patrick Stack . In 1909 the castle became a convent of the Sisters of the Child Jesus , who ran a secondary boarding school for girls there until 1992. Then the Duggan family bought Drishane Castle, which was converted into a center for asylum seekers .
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