Castleisland is famous for it’s Castle. The Castle was build in 1220 by Geoffrey De Marisco. The Castle was known as “the Castle of the Island” as it was formed by turning the waters of the Maine into a moat around the Castle. The ruins of the Castle still stand and can be seen from the river walk that follows the Maine.
A new society entitled “The Castle of the Island Society” was recently established (2017) in order to preserve and promote the history and heritage of Castleisland Castle in County Kerry. They are a voluntary and non-profitable society. They recently succeeded in making a documentary about the history of Castleisland Castle. The latter was shown for free in Castleisland in April 2018, and should be available freely soon.
The documentary (trailer):
This documentary will reveal the lost story of Castleisland Castle in County Kerry, Ireland. In medieval times this stronghold was known as “The Castle of the Island”. To discover more please visit our website at www.castleislandcastle.com
This video is a brief showcase of the history of Castleisland Castle in County Kerry. “The Castle of the Island Society” made a documentary about the history of this unique castle. Check out our website “Castleisland Castle“.