One of Ireland's
best preserved 15th century castles. Lovingly restored by the Daly family.

Most famous guest?

Ireland's oldest toilet?

Cromwell's Pillaging!

Originally known as Benduff Castle

Built by the Earl of Desmond's daughter Catherine.


After the Rebellion

The McCarthy s were dispossessed and the castle fell into the hands of a Quaker by the name of Apollo Morris.


Entering the Castle

Fortunatus Morris, William's eldest son, built an L-shaped farmhouse, at right angles to and connected with the castle.

The castle itself must be entered through the house and this is a unique design.


Castle Salem, Rosscarbery, West Cork

Telephone: +353 85 241 5845



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