M7274 : Castles of Connacht: Ballintober, Roscommon

taken 14 years ago, near to Ballintober, Co Roscommon, Ireland

Castles of Connacht: Ballintober, Roscommon
Castles of Connacht: Ballintober, Roscommon
Ballintober was probably built by Richard de Burgh in c.1300, although an O'Connor is also credited with its construction, a junior branch of whom captured the castle in 1315. It was back in de Burgh hands in 1333, and from 1385 until 1657 it became the seat of the chiefs known as the O'Connor Don. This courtyard castle whose curtain wall is remarkably intact, has four polygonal fronted corner towers the SW of which is seen here in the foreground, with the NW tower beyond.
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M7274, 3 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Friday, 9 July, 2010
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Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 72646 74804 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.3408N 8:24.9066W
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Irish: geotagged! M 72675 74766
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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