LACKAFINNA CASTLE

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Lackafinna Castle is one of the many historical landmarks to be found in Galway. It was built in the 16th century as a stronghold of the Earl’s of Clanricarde family, who were influential in the politics and culture of the region. The castle is a typical example of a tower house, a fortified residence that was common in Ireland during the medieval and early modern periods.

The castle now lies in ruins, but some of its architectural features can still be seen, such as a vaulted third storey that was probably used as a living space or a storage area. The castle is located near a ringfort, an ancient circular enclosure that was used for defense or settlement. According to local legend, there is a tunnel connecting the castle and the ringfort, but no evidence of this has been found.

Lackafinna Castle is a fascinating site for anyone interested in the history and heritage of Galway. It offers a glimpse into the past and the lives of the people who once inhabited this land. If you want to visit Lackafinna Castle, you can find it in the townland of Lackafinna, about 10 km north of Loughrea. It is situated beside a private house, so please respect the privacy of the owners and seek their permission to visit the castle.

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Lackafinna Castle

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