This book is a comprehensive guide to castles, fortified houses, bawns and town defences in the counties of Cork, Kerry and Waterford, which make up the southern half of the province of Munster.
An introduction describing the development of castellated buildings of stone in South Munster, dating from the early 13th century to the late 17th century, is followed by three gazetteers describing the history and architecture of over 220 such buildings.
The gazetteers are illustrated with many plans, drawings and photographs, and there is also a map of surviving buildings.
Lists at the end of the gazetteers give summary information on another 80 buildings, and there are lists of sites of former castles.
Published in 2004
Contains 128 pages with 340 illustrations