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.