I thought I would show you a really impressive ruin in West Cork. It's called Coppingers Court. It was built in the early 17th century by Sir Walter Coppinger. He was said to be a money lender and he gained considerable estates by mortgage. He is remembered as someone who lorded over the district and he hanged anybody who disagreed with him from a gallows on the gable end of the court.
Coppingers Court had two silver gates. They were thrown into a small lake in Glandore. In the same year that it was ransacked in 1641 and partly burned down. It's been derelict since. This is near Roscarberry and Glandore. Not far from Drombeg stone circle. Carol Vorderman used to have an holiday home near here..
It was so impressive a building. That it had a chinmney for every month, a door for every week and a window for every dasy. We took the photographs from the lane next to the field. We were told the landowners didn't really like people trespassing on their property. So we took these pictures from a distance.