June, 2007 - Help Preserve Crowley Castle

By Marian Crowley Chamberlain

Once the Crowley Castle stood in glory in a beautiful valley called Ahakeera in West Cork. It was the ancient home of the proud Crowley Clan.

Today, as most of you know, only a part of one wall of the Crowley Castle remains. And it is in precarious condition. Taoiseach Liam Crowley is proposing that Crowleys from around the world join today to begin the work of stabilizing the Crowley Castle ruins.

The Crowley Council has received a proposal from an engineering firm to do the work in two stages. To give you an idea of the work, the firm has allowed us to make their five drawings available on our site. You will need Adobe's free Acrobat Reader to view the drawings.

To go along with the drawings, here are a couple of photographs of the areas to be worked on:

The first stage could begin immediately and be finished by the time of the Clan Gathering in September. The cost is projected to be €22,000.

How can you help? Some money has been raised for this project, approximately €4,500. 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!!!

Liam Crowley Táoiseach
Marian Crowley Chamberlain Tánaiste
Flor Crowley Treasurer

Peter Crowley