Downdaniel tower house, and the meeting of the Bandon and Brinny rivers

Less than half a mile downriver of the former Inishannon viaduct on the Bandon river is the ruined Downdaniel tower house, situated adjacent to where the Brinny river discharges into the Bandon. The tower house, probably dating from the fifteenth or sixteenth century, is in very poor repair, with the southern half collapsed, and a large crack running through the remaining nort

h front. It is easily accessible from a local public road that connects Bandon and Inishannon – to the west the road climbs Kilpatrick hill and passes over the former railway tunnel, to the east it climbs another hill before descending to Inishannon village. Shown below are two views of the tower house (taken in January 2013), Downdaniel bridge over the Brinny, and the meeting of the two rivers. Here is the map link for the area. I also strongly recommend the National Monuments Service website. The height of the larger river was 0.5m an the guage on Bandon bridge the day these photos were taken.

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