Burncourt Castle was built in 1641 by Sir Richard Everard but less than ten years later it was destroyed in a fire. It was either burned down by Oliver Cromwell's troops or by the Everard family themselves (to prevent Cromwell from taking the castle). Either way the castle was destroyed. Sir Richard Everard was involved in defending Limerick City against Cromwell's troops, but he was captured and hung by Oliver Cromwell's son-in-law, General Ireton in 1651.

The castle has a rectangular centre block and large square towers at each corner. It has also been called Clogheen Castle and Everard's Castle and according to tradition it took seven years to build, it was lived in for seven years and it was burning for seven days!

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