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Dungory (or Dunguire)

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

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Delightfully set on a natural mound by Kinvarra Bay is a four storey tower built by the O’Hynes in the 16th century, still privately owned and now used as the setting for medieval banquets. The tower lies on the seaward side of a very well preserved hexagonal bawn with one square flanking turret with a four-gabled roof. Much of this bawn appears to date from a rebuilding in 1642. There are many other fine towers and bawns in County Galway, notably Pallas and Fiddaun, although both are now unfortunately kept locked up.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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