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Loughmoe

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Tipperary, Ireland.

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Standing in ruins in a field (free access any time) is a fine example of a round-cornered 15th century tower house with a big  adjoining early 17th century four storey house with projecting wings at the NW corner and on the east side. The tower has mural chambers in both end walls and the fourth storey was a fine hall set over the uppermost of two vaults. There are many other examples of 17th century houses adjoining medieval towers in Ireland, but few are as impressive and accessible as this one, a former seat of the Purcells.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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