Avondhu Way - Stage 5 - Mallow to Bweeng is a moderate 6 to 7 hour walkign route on mostly back roads following the River Clyda, passing Castle Barrett and into the small village of Bweeng, Co. Cork, Ireland.
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The north and east walls of Castle Barrett date from the 13c. In 1252 John de Cogan was permitted to have a weekly market and annual fair beside the castle, then known as Castle More. In 1276 - 1281 it underwent repair when in royal hands, and in 1439 acquired by the Earl of Desmond. The Barretts took possession in the 17c, but forfeited the castle as Jacobites during the 1690s.