M3724 : Castles of Connacht: Oranmore, Galway

taken 7 years ago, near to Oran Mor, Garraun, Rinville and Glennascaul, Galway, Ireland

Castles of Connacht: Oranmore, Galway
Castles of Connacht: Oranmore, Galway
This inhabited three storey tower by the shore overlooking Galway Bay, was noted in 1574 and 1598 as a possession of the Earl of Clanricarde. It was surrendered to the Confederate Irish in 1643, and to the Parliamentarian Sir Charles Coote in 1651, but restored to the 6th Earl in 1662. It was then leased to the Blakes until the late C18, and by 1947 when it had become a ruin, it was sold to Lady Leslie who restored it for occupation during the 1960s.
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M3724   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 24 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 9 July, 2010
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 37650 24586 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.0922N 8:56.1127W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! M 37626 24606
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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