TERRYLAND CASTLE AND NEARBY IN GALWAY [ALSO KNOWN AS THE OLD CASTLE]-141383
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It could describe it as a fortified house rater than a castle and unfortunately it is not in good condition and the red metal supporting structure is unattractive and distracting.
Dating from the 13th. century Terryland Castle, or the ‘Old Castle’ as it is known locally, was built by the De Burgo (Burke) family at a strategic crossing point of the River Corrib. At the time, there was also another castle on the opposite side of the river, In 1641, Terryland Castle was garrisoned during the rebellion of 1641 and again during the Cromwellian Wars in 1652.
It was later defended by joint Irish and French troops against the approaching Williamite Army in 1691. The castle was destroyed by fire in 1961 which explains it current condition.
Recent archaeological digs uncovered human remains and artefacts believed to date back to medieval times.