The West Coast of Ireland – Aughnanure Castle

The Aughnanure Castle, or actually the tower house, was built c.1490 by the O’Flahertys and is situated on the bank of the Drimneen river. Such fortified residences were built by the wealthy, land – owning families and were used to keep power and control over the surrounding lands. The Aughnanure Castle is one of over 200 tower houses that were built in Co Galway.
The name Aughnanure comes from the Irish Achadh na nIubhar and means the field of the yew threes.

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