Blackrock Castle on the banks of the river. Cork city, Ireland.

Cork, Ireland - Blackrock Castle by JoeM88,

Ballybunion Castle, Ireland

Alcazar Castle in the winter, Segovia, Spain (by Javier Javisego)

Medieval Castle in Goluchow, Poland

Drombeg Stone Circle, County Cork, Ireland

Blackrock Castle formerly Mahon Castle, is a 16th century castle located in Cork city, Ireland. In the late 16th century, the citizens of Cork appealed to Queen Elizabeth I to construct a fort at Blackrock to "repel pirates and other invaders". In or around 1600, a round tower was constructed to safeguard against pirates "carrying away" vessels entering the harbour.

Blackrock Castle, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Blackrock Castle, Cork, Ireland -- so beautiful in person!

Church in Cork City, Ireland

Blackrock Castle, Cork, Ireland

Ashford Castle - Ireland

Castle of Spirits - Bojnice City, Slovakia

Blarney Castle, Ireland

Cork, Ireland

Cork, Ireland.

Kilchurn Castle @ Scotland

Blackrock Castle in Cork city, Ireland [3 pictures] / Most Beautiful Pages

Moonrise Over Beamish, Cork, Ireland - by mkamionka

Tudor Hever Castle, Kent, England, Anne Boleyn's childhood home.

Hohenzollern Castle, Stuttgart, Germany.