R3898 : Castles of Munster: Cloondooan, Clare (1)

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

Castles of Munster: Cloondooan, Clare (1)
Castles of Munster: Cloondooan, Clare (1)
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.

R3898 : Castles of Munster: Cloondooan, Clare (2)
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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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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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