Posts Tagged ‘castles’

Maire Rua

The Legends of Maire Rua

A most interesting group of tales are attached to Lemaneagh Castle, now magnificent ruins of the great O’Brien stronghold of Lemaneagh on the edge of the Burren, between Inchiquin and Kilfenora. Conor O’Brien, of the 1630s, built gates on the castle to shut in the people of Burren; for a road, through the stronghold, led.. [More]

Dromoland Castle

The Castles of Ireland; Co. Clare

Munster Province : County Clare Compiled by Lee Johnson Early Stone Fortifications – Castles, Towers and Strong-Houses   Castle Name Condition Description Early Founder(s) — Time Period(s) Contructed Barony Parish/Townland Ord Residency Links Aherinagh Castle (Aghareynagh) Castle 1580 – Property of – Donogh MacNamar (son of Conor) Tulla Lower O’Brien’s Bridge, Aherinaghmore/Ballybrak The History and.. [More]