STRONGFORT CASTLE

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Strongfort Castle is a 15th-century tower house that has been restored and inhabited by its owners. Strongfort Castle, or Caheradangan Castle as it is also known, is located near Craughwell village in Galway, and offers a blend of medieval architecture and modern facilities.

The castle was built by the Norman De Burgo (Burke) family, who were descendants of William the Conqueror. Little history is known about the castle currently, but it has many features that add to its intrigue and mystery, such as vaulted ceilings, a wood-burning stove, a stained glass door, and two circular bartizans (small towers) containing rooms on diagonally opposite corners. The castle’s walls are over 6 feet thick at the lower level, and thicker still above, making it a formidable fortress in its time.

The castle has three bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a spectacular Great Hall/living area that has large windows with countryside views. The master bedroom has beamed ceilings and a mystical shower in a castle turret. The second floor has two double rooms and a separate bathroom.

Although the castle was once available to rent and stay in, unfortunately, it is no longer available as a holiday home, as it is now occupied by its owners. However, you can still admire its beauty and history from the outside, or by speaking with the owners. Strongfort Castle is one of the hidden gems of Galway, and a testament to the rich heritage of Ireland.

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Strongfort Castle

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