R2393 : Leamaneh Castle, near Kilfenora, Co. Clare

taken 8 years ago, near to Deerpark, Clare, Ireland

Leamaneh Castle, near Kilfenora, Co. Clare
Leamaneh Castle, near Kilfenora, Co. Clare
Without doubt this is the most photographed subject in this area, both on and off Geograph. Although called a castle, it seems to have started life around 1480 as a multi-storied Irish tower house. For a long time it was in the ownership of various members of the O'Brien family, who descended from Brian Boru, High King of Ireland. Tacked onto it, if that's the right expression, was a manor house in 1648. By the end of the 18th century and unoccupied, the buildings fell into ruin. As no person or body has taken on responsibility, the buildings slowly continue to deteriorate.
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R2393, 28 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 20 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 22 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 234 935 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:59.2523N 9:8.3996W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! R 234 935
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Tower House (Ruin)  Castle (Ruin) 

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