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  Lewis Topographical Dictionary - Carrignavar CARRIGNAVAR, COUNTY CORK IN LEWIS TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY
by Samuel Lewis

CARRIGNAVAR, a village, in the parish of DUNBOLLOGE, barony of BARRYMORE, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, 5 miles (N.) from Cork; containing 282 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Cork to Mallow, in a fine fertile country, and has lately been much improved by its proprietors, Lord Midleton and J. McCarthy, Esq. The castle, of which little more than a square tower remains, is said to have been the last fortress in Munster which came into Cromwell's possession. It stood on the banks of the river Glanmire, and was built by Daniel, second son of Lord Muskerry, who died in 1616, and was one. of the dependencies of the manor of Blarney. The village contains a neat R. C. chapel and a school.--See DUNBOLLOGE.