Clogharevaun Castle is a ruined tower house near the village of Kiltullagh in Galway. This castle is not well-known or well-preserved, but it has a mysterious charm and a rich history that will appeal to history buffs and adventurers alike.
Clogharevaun Castle was a four-storey tower house that was built sometime in the 15th or 16th century. It is unclear who built it or who lived in it, but it may have belonged to the O’Kelly clan, who ruled over the area of Ui Maine. The castle was probably abandoned in the 17th century, after the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland.
The castle is now in a state of decay, but some features still remain, such as traces of a vault above the ground floor, mural passages, wall-walk and parapet of a bawn (a defensive wall that surrounded the tower). The tower’s surviving north end wall contains the entrance, and there are mural chambers at the second and third storey levels. The castle is situated on a low hill overlooking a boggy landscape.
Clogharevaun Castle is located on private land but it can be viewed by the roadside. You will need to get permission from the landowner before visiting the castle. Clogharevaun Castle has its own charm and appeal for those who are interested in exploring hidden and forgotten places, and it gives a glimpse into the medieval history of Ireland.
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