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Ballinfad Castle - Ballinfad Co Sligo
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
N 54° 01.557 W 008° 20.146
29U E 543512 N 5986613
Quick Description: Known as the Castle of the Curlews,
Location: Ireland
Date Posted: 3/14/2008 11:25:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM3C9Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 36

Long Description:
This castle was built around 1590 to protect the pass over the Curlew Hills.
It was garrisoned by a Constable and ten wardens from 1610 to 1626 and, after a stout resistance, had to surrender in 1641 due to lack of water.

The plan of the castle is modeled on those of 13th century castles, with a small central square block dwarfed by four massive towers at the corners which are round outside and square inside.

Accessibility: Partial access

Condition: Partly ruined

Website: [Web Link]

Admission Charge?: Not Listed

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