The heart of Gaelic Ireland


Page Five

The Madden Clan

The Madden Clan The Madden clan were a very numerous & powerful Gaelic clan in east Galway, where they built many imposing castles including Longford, Lismore and Dun an Eochta.

Ardfry Castle Ardfry Castle

Ardfry was a 13th century deBurgo Castle granted to the Blakes in 1612; located on the innermost shore of Galway Bay.

Castle Creevy Castle Creevy

Castle Creevy was a Burke castle from the 14th century, near Corrundulla.

Ballydonlon Ballydonlon

Ballydonlon was the home of the Donlon or Donellan clan from the 10th century.

Moycola Castle Moycola Castle

Moycola castle, close to Craughwell, was an early hall-house, possibly from the 12th century.

Muckinish Castle Muckinish Castle

Muckinish Castle on the southern shore of Galway Bay was a 15th century tower house castle of the O'Hynes clan.

Ballymulfaig Castle Ballymulfaig Castle

Ballymulfaig castle was an early O'Shaughnessy tower house, of which only portions of the bawn wall remain.

Cooltymurraghy Castle Cooltymurraghy Castle

Little remains of the 15th century Cooltymurraghy castle of the O'Kelly clan, near Aughrim.

Oldcastle Oldcastle

Oldcastle, near Athenry, was a very large Norman fortress of the 13th century.

Spanish Arch Spanish Arch

The blind Arch, or the Spanish Arch, was part of the fortification of Galway port carried out during the 15th century.

Wallscourt Wallscourt

Wallscourt was the seat of one branch of the Blake family.

All these photographs are copyright © Patrick Larkin March 2000.

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