Welcome to Tynte’s Castle

Welcome to our website and the story of Tynte’s Castle. Tynte’s Castle is a late fifteenth Century urban tower house. It is the only remaining example of several urban tower houses that were formally to be found in Youghal, County Cork, Ireland.


It has always been the intention of the McCarthy Family to restore the building to its former glory. Interest was shown in the building by University College Cork relating to the Cork Survey. The BBC requested permission to use it in their Open University Educational Programming; Youghal becoming a Heritage town, the recognition of listed buildings in the town and the reconstruction of the Alms Houses across the street.

As you explore the site, you may notice a variety of mrgreen banners at the top of each page. The site has been designed to have a series of rotating banners. As you visit each page or hit the ‘refresh/reload’ button a random banner will appear.

Please check back periodically! We are still adding a wealth of information, photos, QuickTime movies, and drawings.