The heart of Gaelic Ireland


Page Two

The Skerret Family

The Skerret Family The Skerret family haved been noted in the county since 1242, and were a well established member of the Tribes of Galway. They had seats at Ballinduff, Drungriffin, and Nutgrove, as well as properties in County Clare.

Castlekirk Castlekirk

Castlekirk as pictured in 1836. It was ruined even then.

Claddagh Castle Claddagh Castle

Claddagh castle near Dunmore, pictured intact in 1794. Only rubble now remains.

Lynches Castle Lynches Castle

Lynches Castle in Galway, pictured in 1812. Now a bank building.

Menlo Castle Menlo Castle

Menlo Castle on the river Corrib, as seen in 1850.

Mutton Island Mutton Island

Mutton Island castle protected the entrance to Galway bay before the lighthouse was built here.

Oranmore Castle Oranmore Castle

Oranmore Castle on the shores of Galway Bay, as seen in the 1790's.

Ballinsnave Castle Ballinsnave Castle

Ballinsnave Castle in County Galway, whose location is now a mystery.

Castletown Castle Castletown Castle

Castletown Castle at Kiltartan, from 1794.

Tirellan Castle Tirellan Castle

Tirellan Castle on the river Corrib, pictured in 1859.

Lough Mask Castle Lough Mask Castle

Lough Mask Castle as seen in the early 1800's.

All these photographs are copyright © Patrick Larkin March 2000.

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