R6335 : Castles of Munster: Ballygrennan, Limerick

taken 9 years ago, near to An Bru, Limerick, Ireland

Castles of Munster: Ballygrennan, Limerick
Castles of Munster: Ballygrennan, Limerick
Ballygrennan is located on a minor road about 1 km south of Bruff. Despite the tradition that the Earls of Kildare held a castle here, this tower may in fact date from after 1583, a time when Ballygrennan was first granted to William ffox. By 1621 the ffox family had lost possession of Ballygrennan, although they had recovered it again by 1657. By that time the large outer bawn had been built on the north side incorporating a gateway, whose opening can just be seen in the photo. Adjoining the tower are the remains of an early C17 house.
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R6335, 3 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 18 October, 2009
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Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 63433 35003 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:27.9405N 8:32.3253W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! R 634 350
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