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Dunmore Castle  ~  Dunmore
 
 
The first castle was built here by de Bermingham about 1225, but it was burned by the sons of the kings of Connacht in 1249, by Fichra O'Flynn in 1284 and by Rory O'Connor in 1315.

The present castle was probably built after the last burning. It is a massive rectangular tower of four storeys situated on a motte with the remains of a fortifying wall around it.

Dunmore Castle Dunmore County Galway
 
The tower is bare inside, and the mullioned windows on the top floor suggest that it was partially rebuilt and used in the late 16th or early 17th century. Although taken by Sir Henry Sidney, it remained in de Bermingham hands until the Cromwellian plantations, and was inhabited until the last century.


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