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Historic Houses and Castles

Historic Houses and Castles

Athenry Castle

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Athenry
Galway
Republic of Ireland

Richard de Burgo granted a charter to Meiler de Bermingham in 1235 and shortly afterwards de Bermingham started building his castle at Athenry.

Probably completed by 1250, it consists of a three-story tower surrounded by the remains of a strong outer wall and is entered at first floor level through an unusually decorated doorway.

Recently re-roofed, the interior now contains an audio-visual room and exhibition.

The Castle is open to visitors from the end of March to the end of October only.

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