R2393 : The Burren - Junction of R476 & R480 - Lemenagh Castle

taken 10 years ago, near to Deerpark, Clare, Ireland

The Burren - Junction of R476 & R480 - Lemenagh Castle
The Burren - Junction of R476 & R480 - Lemenagh Castle
View is to north from R476 just east of junction with R480. The castle is off R480 just north of the junction with R476. This fortified mansion was built by Conor O'Brien in early 1600s. It incorporated a tower house previously built by O'Briens. Today it is nothing more than a ghostly shell. There is an interesting story about how Conor's wife Maire Rua (Red Mary) MacMahon managed to retain possession of the property after her husband died and Cromwell visited the site. Later on, a fireplace was removed and relocated, on loan, to Old Ground Hotel in Ennis where it is presently being used.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 8 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Country estates  Barren Plateaux 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 234 935 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:59.2631N 9:8.3998W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! R 235 934
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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