CAHERGLASSAUN CASTLE

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If you are looking for a hidden gem of Irish history, you might want to visit Caherglassaun Castle near Kilcornan in Galway. This castle is a medieval tower house that was once the stronghold of the O’Heynes clan, one of the ancient ruling families of Connacht. The castle is situated close to Caherglassaun Lough, a scenic lake surrounded by woods and fields.

Caherglassaun Castle was built in the 15th or 16th century and has many features that show its defensive purpose, such as gunloops, an angle-loop and mullioned windows. The castle also has a spiral staircase, a fireplace and a vaulted chamber. The castle was occupied by the O’Heynes family until the 17th century, when they were dispossessed by the Cromwellian forces, and the castle then later fell to ruin.

Caherglassaun Castle is located on private land and there are no signs or paths leading to it. However, a visit to the castle may be possible if you can ask for permission from the landowner in advance.

Caherglassaun Castle is a hidden treasure for history lovers and adventurers who want to discover a piece of Ireland’s medieval heritage. The castle offers a glimpse into the life and times of the O’Heynes clan, who ruled over this area for centuries. The castle also tells a story of destruction and resilience, as it survived wars and invasions, but succumbed to a natural disaster.

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Caherglassaun Castle

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