AILLE CASTLE

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Rated 4 out of 5

Located south east of Loughrea, lies the Anglo/Norman tower house of Aille Castle, which is believed to have been built by the famous De Burgo family in the 12th century. Records show that the tower house was also held by MacWilliam Roe Burke in 1574.

The tower house stands over 40 feet tall and consists of square bartizans in the north and south west corners. The tower house also features slit windows which were common from the 15th century while the larger ogee headed windows date from late medieval age.

The castle now lays dormant and on private land so no trespassing is allowed due to livestock grazing in the nearby fields. However, viewing of the castle is possible upon arrangement with the landowner.

LOCATION

53.160039, -8.516870

Aille Castle

GALLERY

REVIEWS

Dormant but hardly a ruin.

Rated 4 out of 5
August 3, 2022

Anglo/Norman, built by De Burgo c 1200 ad. Built on solid rock. Can be viewed by arrangement with me, as grazing cattle nearby. Stone stairway to the top. Trespassers not welcome.

Pat Stapleton
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