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Castles in County Galway.

Aughnanure Castle.

Achadh na nlubhar.
(Field of the yew tree.)

This fine six storied step battlemented tower house was built by the O'Flahertys around the end of the fifteenth century it is one of some 200 tower houses in Galway. The castle stands on the shores of Lough Corrib, Aughnanure Castle sits inside a double Bawn. The outer Bawn has a turret and encloses the ruins of a banqueting hall, dating from the sixteenth century.

The O'Flaherty clan held the castle until 1572, when it was captured by the President of Connaught, Sir Edward Filton.

During the Cromwellian invasion it was used to blockade Galway, later it was granted to the Earl of Clanrickard, who soon after lost it to the O'Flahertys. Who lost it to Lord St. George as the result of the foreclosure of a mortgage. It is now in the possession of the state.

Aughnanure Castle
Co. Galway
Co Galway
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From the tower is a fine view of Lough Corrib.


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