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This photo was taken at Duinguaire Castle, which is just off to the right of the photo. It's a 16th century tower castle that lies on the southeastern shore of Galway Bay. It stands about 75 feet high and still features its defensive wall, which has been restored. The grounds are open to visitors during the summer. It was built by the Hynes clan in 1520. The family's history in the region may date to some time in the 7th century, when the site may have once been the palace of Guaire Aidhne, a legendary king of Connacht and the founder of the clan. Ownership of the present castle was transfered to Oliver Martin, and it remained in his family until its purchase in the early 20th century by a surgeon/poet Oliver St. John Gogarty, who began restoring the castle. He also established it as a meeting place for historic figures such as William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Lady Gregory and John Millington Synge. The castle was sold again in 1954, this time to Christobel Lady Ampthill, who completed restoration efforts. It was later acquired by the Shannon Development corporation which manages a number of historic sites in Ireland. During summer months, medieval banquets are held nightly with performers who recite Irish literature and play traditional music.

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  • Copyright: Terez Anon (terez93) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 78 N: 1159] (2064)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2006-07-00
  • Categories: Natureza
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2008-10-05 14:19
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