Raheen Tower House An Ráithín
At the edge of Castlehaven Bay, lay the ruins of Raheen Tower House. Overgrown with ivy, it is in perfect harmony, with the beautiful, natural landscape surrounding it. The house was built in 1560, by the O'Donovans, and destroyed less than one hundred years later, by the troups of Cromwell.
Even though only the ruins of the once impressive mansion have remained, it still seems as though it is guarding the bay, able to protect it from attackers.
After Castletownshend, turn off the Wild Atlantic Way and follow the road in the direction of Unionhall. Just before Unionhall, turn right on the road to Ceim Hill Museum. Follow this road for 2 kilometres. You will see the Tower House at the other end of the field.