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Athenry Ruins

Listed under Castles & Palaces in West Coast Ireland, Ireland.

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The 13th century hall-keep with a fine upper doorway has recently been re-roofed. It is the best preserved of a series of buildings of this type in County Galway. Here, as in most of the others, the subdivision and vaulting of the cellar below the hall is an insertion. The keep lies within a fragmentary court about 40m across with remains of two round towers and a hall-block set between them. The area enclosed by the town walls, much of which still remain standing, has interesting ruins of several medieval monasteries and churches.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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