The heart of Gaelic Ireland


Page Four

The O'Flaherty Family

The O'Flaherty Family The O'Flaherty family were a a Gaelic clan originally from east of the Corrib, who were given Lordship over west Galway by agreement with the Anglo-Normans. They left many fine castles, including their principle stronghold at Aughnanure.

Killaclogher Castle Killaclogher Castle

Killaclogher Castle, near Monivea, was the 14th century centre of the O'Mannion clan.  Their family crest still remains in the walls

Killimer Killimer

Killimer was a Daly tower house much altered by conversion to a smaller house. The left half of the building is the remains of the earlier castle.

Killora Castle Killora Castle

Killora Castle close to Craughwell, was a 14th century Burke keep.

Kilmacrah Castle Kilmacrah Castle

Kilmacrah castle close the Craughwell was a Burke castle from the 14th century.

Kiltulla Castle Kiltullagh Castle

Kiltullagh Castle was a massive Blake castle, built in 1427, and lived in by them until 1780. Much of it collapsed in 1912.

Leitrim Castle Leitrim Castle

Leitrim Castle was a minor Burke fortress South-East of Loughrea. Now smothered in ivy.

Lismoyle Lismoyle

Lismoyle, also known as Castleconnel, was another O'Shaughnessy castle close to the Clare border.

Loughrea Loughrea

Loughrea had extensive Clanricard fortifications, of which only this 15th century gateway remains.

Ballymacreg Ballymacreg

Ballymacreg was an early hall house, now much demolished and home only to the rooks.

Milltown Castle Milltown Castle

Milltown Castle north of Tuam was a Lally castle now in a sad state - every cut stone has been removed.

All these photographs are copyright © Patrick Larkin March 2000.

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