Originally the home of Thomas Evans, a younger brother of the 1st Baron Carbery, and of his son Eyre Evans. Mary, sister of Eyre Evans, married George Bruce in the mid 18th century. The Castle was subsequently leased by the Evans to the Bruces and it remained the home of the Bruces until the late 19th century. Described by Lewis as “a handsome castellated mansion in the later English style”. Reduced in size in the early 20th century. The Irish Tourist Association Survey of the 1940s noted that the buildings, at that time the residence of the Keane family, were not in good repair. However, the building continues to be occupied.