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Attractions in Claregalway County Galway Ireland
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Franciscan Abbey
Claregalway is home to the ruins of a Franciscan Abbey built by John de Cogan in 1290. It was one of the most beautiful of its kind in the country. The church consists of nave, choir, north aisle and transept, surmounted by a graceful tower, of which parts remain in good state of preservation. The archers under the tower are particularly beautiful, as are the windows and arcades.

 
Claregalway Castle

Claregalway Castle on the river Clare, is a 15 centuary Clanricard castle. The massive square keep of a de Burgo Castle which figured in Norman Warfare with the O' Flaherty's. The Barony of Clare had 33 castles at time of the 1585 survey. The 2 principal demesnes were Claregalway and Corofin. Both protect major crossings of Clare river on road linking Galway city with North and East and share many similarities (portcullis revetment, box machioli on all 4 sides etc).

Cloonacauneen Castle
Cloonacauneen Castle is one of Galway's best known Tower Houses rising up to over fifty feet in ivy splendour above the lonely peaty plains of the Curraghline, its floor plan of thirty-one feet sets it regally among its limestone peers, although many have crumbled away with the passage of time.

 

 

 
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