R3898 : Castles of Munster: Cloondooan, Clare

taken 9 years ago, near to Boston and Kilcorkan, Clare, Ireland

Castles of Munster: Cloondooan, Clare
Castles of Munster: Cloondooan, Clare
The remains of this castle comprising the 59 foot high west end wall, lies to the north of Lough Bunny, close to the intersection of two minor roads. During a siege against the castle in 1586 conducted by Sir Richard Bingham, Governor of Connacht, its defender Mahon O'Brien was killed by a musket ball whilst standing on the battlements. Despite the immediate surrender of the remaining defendants, they were all killed neverthless, and the tower partially destroyed.
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R3898, 5 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 28 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 18 October, 2009
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 38052 98078 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:1.8060N 8:55.4437W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! R 381 981
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