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Castles -  Monuments of County Clare
Castles are fortified structures which usually contained a garrison. A small number of castles are thought to have been built in Ireland in the earlier part of the 12th century. However, it was the Anglo-Normans who introduced the technique of stone castle building after 1169 AD. Typically, these castles had strong round or rectangular towers inside a stout wall. Wooden houses were also constructed inside the walls. Castles in this Norman style continued to be built up to the 15th century, when fortified tower houses became the fashion. There are over 100 surviving castles in County Clare.

Photos of castles

Map of the castles of Clare
Aharinagh Castle
[Ballagh] Castle
[Ballard] Castle
[Ballycar] Castle
[Ballyconneely] Castle (1)
[Ballyconneely] Castle (2)
Ballycorick Castle
Ballycullen Castle Ballyganner Castle
[Ballykett] Castle [Ballynabinnia] Castle Ballynahinch Castle
Ballyvaughan Castle [Bealnalicka] Castle Binroe Castle
Bohneill Castle Bunakippaun Castle Bunavory Castle
Bunratty Castle Caher Castle Caherhurly Castle
[Cahermacrea] Castle Caherminnaun Castle Cappagh Castle
[Carrahil] Castle [Carrigoran] Castle [Carrowduff] Castle
Caslaunnacorran Castle [Castlebank] Castle Castle Baun [Carrowena Castle]
Castle Crine Castledermot Castle Donnell
Castlefergus Castletown Castle Clare Castle
Clonderalaw Castle [Clonloghan] Castle Clooney Castle
[Cloonmore] Castle Coollisteige Castle [Coolreagh More] Castle
Corbally Castle Cragbrien Castle [Cregmoher] Castle
Dangan Castle De Clare’s Castle [Deerpark North] Castle
Derrycrossaun Castle Doonbeg Castle Doonnagurroge Castle
Doonogan Castle Dromoland Castle (1) [Dromoland] Castle (2)
Drummeen Castle Drumullan Castle Ennistymon Castle [House]
[Fahee] Castle Fanta Castle Feenish Castle
Finlough Castle Finnor Castle Fomerla Castle
Glenomra Castle Inch Castle Inchicronan Castle
Inchovea Castle [Inishmacowney] Castle John’s (Rinnroe) Castle
Kilkee Castle (Ruan Parish) [Kilkee Upper] Castle Killone Castle
Knockalough Castle Knockanalban Castle [Knockanoura] Castle
[Knockfin] Castle [Lackareagh] Castle [Lecarrow Upper] Castle
Lissofin Castle Manus’s Castle [Meelick] Castle
[Mount Ievers] Castle [Mountshannon East] Castle [Mountallon] Castle
Moy Castle Moyhill Castle [Moynoe] Castle
Newtown Castle (Kiltenanlea) O’Brien’s Castle O’Brien’s Clonroad Castle
O’Cahane Castle O’Loughlin’s Castle Portlecka Castle
[Querrin] Castle [Rathfolan] Castle Roughan Castle
[Toomullin] Castle Toonagh Castle Trough Castle
Tulla Castle Tullagh Castle Tullamore Castle
Turlough Castle Tyredagh Castle Urlanbeg Castle
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