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Much of this huge restored tower house with four square corner turrets was built in the mid 15th century by the MacNamaras. The O¹Brien earls of Thomond added extra rooms on high arches between the turrets at each end c1600-25. However the main block lowest level probably goes back to the late 13th or mid 14th centuries. Medieval banquets are staged in the castle, which lies at one end of a folk park containing interestiong buildings of many periods and from all parts of Ireland. Allow most of a day for a visit.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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