I believe I am a descendant of the O'Bannon clan who lived around Leap Castle. My ancestor Bannons emigrated to Toronto, Canada in the 1840s. I was thrilled to see the outside of Leap Castle when passing through Roscrea on a visit to the area a few years ago. A magnificent semi-ruin that I'm glad is being restored and occupied.
Sharleen Bannon, Chelsea, Quebec Canada.