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Blackrock Castle, Ireland. Formerly known as Mahon Castle, Blackrock Castle, is a 16th-century castle situated in Cork city. It was built after the citizens of Cork appealed to queen Elizbeth I to construct a fort to repel pirates from carrying off vessels entering the harbour. Blackrock Castle has been owned by the city of Cork following a charter by James I to the City in 1608. Wikipedia
Blackrock Castle, Cork.
Blackrock Castle in Cork city, Ireland - Following a banquet, the castle was destroyed by fire in 1827. The rebuilding began at the direction of Mayor Thomas Dunscombe in 1828 and was completed in March 1829. The architects added three additional storeys to the original tower and rebuilt the out-buildings.