The Magazine

It might look like a hairdresser’s now – and you’d be right. But in the 19th century, a tower house stood on the site,a four storied structure with a spiral staircase. At the rear of the property, archaeological excavations uncovered a medieval fireplace.

Oliver Cromwell also used this building when he wintered his army in Youghal in 1649. The Magazine was knocked in 1835 when the present building was constructed.

A surviving example of a similar tower house can be found at Tytnes Castle , further along North Main Street.

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