The heart of Gaelic Ireland


Page Three

The Bermingham Family

The Bermingham Family The Bermingham family were of Anglo Norman origin, and were responsible for the early castles of Athenry and Dunmore. Their presence here long pre-dates the Galway Tribes, having accompanied deBurgo into Connacht.

Lydacan Castle Lydacan Castle

A sketch of Lydacan Castle as viewed from the north.

Dunguaire Castle Dunguaire Castle

Dunguaire Castle and bawn, on the shore of Galway Bay.

Cargin Castle Cargin Castle

Cargin Castle in a ruined state in 1855, prior to its restoration.

Tullokyne Castle Tullokyne Castle

Tullokyne Castle, near Moycullen, from a sketch in the 1830's.

Cross Castle Cross Castle

Cross Castle was part of the defences of a monastic settlement.

Ardrahan Castle Ardrahan Castle

Ardrahan Castle, as depicted in a medieval sketch.

Castle of the Woods Castle of the Woods

Beyond the great cairn of Ballygibbons one can discern the ruined tower house of the Castle of the Woods.

Ballycurran Ballycurran

Ballycurran tower house is visible to the left of the mansion in this 1850's drawing.

Rath Durlisk Castle Rath Durlisk Castle

Rath Durlisk Castle of the Hynes clan, used to be located on the shore of Kinvara bay.

Glinsk Castle Glinsk Castle

Glinsk Castle, the fortified mansion of Ulick Burke, shown intact.

All these photographs are copyright © Patrick Larkin March 2000.

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