A photo gallery of O'Crowley's Castle, from 2001 to 2010.

The photos on this page show the O'Crowley Castle over the period 2001 through 2010. They reveal its initial state of decay as well as the results of efforts to preserve, protect and stabilize it. 

This work has been very expensive, and the funds have been secured chiefly through loans to the clan. Now the Clan needs money to repay these loans.

Many of the Clan members have come up with innovative ways to help with this worthwhile effort. Michael-Patrick Crowley donates a portion of the sales of his book to the Castle Restoration Project. Sharon Crowley has set up an online store to market Crowley-branded products, with the profits going to the project. Art and craft products have been auctioned off, and Terry Crowley has sold "bricks" to help finance the project.

How can you help? Besides doing your Christmas and birthday shopping at the online store, we are asking Crowleys from all countries to join in helping with the restoration. Donations can be mailed to your country representative. And all donations, no matter the amount, are welcome. If you are able to make a substantial contribution, that would be wonderful. Hopefully all Crowleys from all countries will contribute at a level they feel appropriate.

Please help to preserve our heritage!!!

 Photo 1. The castle ruins in 2001. With no protection, the ruins were decaying rapidly. © 2001 by Joseph Ritzert; used with permission

Photo 1. The castle ruins in 2001. With no protection, the ruins were decaying rapidly. © 2001 by Joseph Ritzert; used with permission

 Photo 2. By mid-2003, the ruins had been fenced, preventing further destruction from cattle, but still being attacked by vegetation.© 2004 by James Ritzert; used with permission

Photo 2. By mid-2003, the ruins had been fenced, preventing further destruction from cattle, but still being attacked by vegetation.© 2004 by James Ritzert; used with permission

 Photo 3. The ruins as they stood during the Gathering in 2004.© 2001 by Joseph Ritzert; used with permission

Photo 3. The ruins as they stood during the Gathering in 2004.© 2001 by Joseph Ritzert; used with permission

 Photo 4. In early 2007, we were looking to stabilze the ruins, contracting with an engineering firm to do the work. © 2007 by James Ritzert; used with permission

Photo 4. In early 2007, we were looking to stabilze the ruins, contracting with an engineering firm to do the work. © 2007 by James Ritzert; used with permission

 Photo 5. By spring of 2008, at least one section of the wall had been stabilized. © 2008 by James Ritzert; used with permission

Photo 5. By spring of 2008, at least one section of the wall had been stabilized. © 2008 by James Ritzert; used with permission

 Photo 6. In Autumn, 2008, the stabilized wall stands serenely in the valley.© 2008 by James Ritzert; used with permission

Photo 6. In Autumn, 2008, the stabilized wall stands serenely in the valley.© 2008 by James Ritzert; used with permission

 Photo 7. A wonderful photo of the castle, published in the Spring 2010 issue of the Crowley Clan Newsletter. © 2010 by James Ritzert; used with permission

Photo 7. A wonderful photo of the castle, published in the Spring 2010 issue of the Crowley Clan Newsletter. © 2010 by James Ritzert; used with permission

This article was written by Jim Ritzert in Sept 2010, updated by Peter Crowley in Nov 2017

Photos have been gathered from other areas of the original site.

Peter Crowley