M2899 : Shonegawna Castle: dry moat

taken 8 years ago, near to Ummoon, Aghaward, Cuonmung, Kilmore and Cregnafyla, Mayo, Ireland

Shonegawna Castle: dry moat
Shonegawna Castle: dry moat
Shonegawna Castle (Siadhan na Gamhna-the Fairy Mound of the Calves)

The image shows the dry moat which surrounds the 'island' on which stands the remains of the castle.

It possibly started out as a crannog in ancient times and possibly taken over by the Normans (probably Jordans) in the 12/13 century as it seems to have been converted into a motte and bailey. This would have been before the Jordans got around to building nearby Ballylahan Castle.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 15 December, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 17 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 283 993 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:56.3022N 9:5.4680W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! M 283 993
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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