Ballindooly Castle is a restored Norman tower house believed to be from the late 15th century. The castle is presumed to have been built by the De Burgo (Burke) family. Redmond Regough Burke was the owner at the time of the first written record of ownership of the castle.
In the 1916 uprising, the castle was shelled by the British gunboat Helga. In 1989, after been vacant for near 200 years, the castle was restored to its current grandeur along with some modern features in order to allow the castle to be lived in.
If you want to get a real sense of history the castle is available to stay in.