ISERT KELLY CASTLE
Isert Kelly castle served as the principal seat of the MacHubert Burkes from the early 1400’s. The three storey tower house was stronghold to the MacHuberts, later passing hands to the MacRedmonds, both of whom were branches of the De Burgo (Burke) family.
The castle is uninhabited but still remains well preserved to this day with many architectural features still to be seen throughout the castle.
A project of excavation and discovery is ongoing of the castle which will hopefully bring to light some great history of the castle.
My sir name is Kelly and always had a desire to come home to Ireland. I always knew I needed to come to Galway, but never realized that there where any standing history left. I was amazed to find there was and more I need to research about. The castle is beautiful. We drove to it and was able to stop and get pictures. You can’t walk up to it. It is in a cow pasture with a locked gate. Which is a blessing to keep the structure and area untouched by tourists. But you can see alot just by the side of the road. So happy to have found this! Can’t wait to bring my family here some day. God willing 🙏 🇮🇪🍀❤️.