Ballinafad Castle – Explore Sligo

What Is the Ballinafad Castle The Ballinafad castle is an Elizabethan blockhouse built during the Nine Years’ War by Captain John St. Barbe on land granted to him by King James VI and I. The castle was garrisoned by ten men and commanded by John St. Barbe. It was partially destroyed by Red Hugh O’Donnel in 1595. The castle was again sacked…… Continue reading Ballinafad Castle – Explore Sligo

Clifden Castle, Connemara – Explore Galway

What Is Clifden Castle the history The Clifden Castle is a manor house just 5 minutes west of the town of Clifden. It was built 1818 for John D’Arcy, the local landowner and founder of Clifden, and designed in the Gothic Revival style. It was then uninhabited after 1894 it fell into disrepair. In 1935, the ownership passed to…… Continue reading Clifden Castle, Connemara – Explore Galway

Glencar Waterfall Leitrim – Explore Leitrim

What Is Glencar waterfall The Glencar waterfall which lies on the County Leitrim border is a large 50 foot waterfall, and has a loop walk where you get right up close to this majestic fall. It is known that to be the inspiration behind one of Ireland’s favourite and rightly famous poets, William Butler Yeats.…… Continue reading Glencar Waterfall Leitrim – Explore Leitrim

Lough Rynn Castle – Explore Leitrim

Lough Rynn Castle history Lough Rynn lies on the original historic grounds of the medieval estate and castle of Mac Raghnaill family. The Mac Raghnaill castle was situated at the opposite side to where the castle now lies. In 1883 Robert Bermingham, viscount Clement family built a mock Tudor house looking straight out over the…… Continue reading Lough Rynn Castle – Explore Leitrim

Diamond Hill Walk Connemara – Explore Galway

What Is Diamond Hill Diamond Hill a 6.8km walk in the Connemara National Park one of the largest in the region. The trail offers a stunning summit offering 360 degree views, is an isolated peak overlooking the village of Letterfrack, and the Twelve Bens.  Description The Diamond Hill walk Connemara has 4 tracks green, red,…… Continue reading Diamond Hill Walk Connemara – Explore Galway

%%footer%%