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Tower Houses -  Monuments of County Clare
Between the 15th and 17th centuries the custom of building castles gave way to the building of structures whose main function was as a residence, rather than a solely defensive site. These buildings were called tower houses. There are c.80 tower houses surviving in County Clare, many of them in a very good state of preservation.

Photos of tower houses in Clare

Map of the tower houses of Clare
  Rathlahine Castle,  The Journal of Thomas Dineley, 1681

Ballyallia Castle

Ballygriffy Castle
Ballykelly Castle
Ballymarkahan Castle
Ballymurphy Castle
Ballyportry Castle
Ballyshanny Castle
[Cahercorcaun] Castle Caherrush Castle
Cahermurphy Castle Cappagh Castle Carrigaholt Castle
Castle Mael [Castlequarter] Castle
Castletown Castle [Doora]
[Castletown] Castle [Carran] Cloghaunsavaun Castle Cloondooan Castle
Cloonselherny Castle Colmanstown Castle Coolreagh Castle
Craggaunowen Castle Cratloe[moyle] Castle Cratloekeel Castle
[Crughwill] Castle Dangan Castle Danganbrack Castle
Derryowen Castle Doonagore Castle Doonlicka Castle
Doonmacfelim Castle Doonmore Castle Dough Castle
Drimmeen Castle Dromore Castle Drumline Castle
Drummin Castle Faunarooska Castle Fortane (Rosslara) Castle
Freagh Castle Garruragh Castle Glen Castle
Glencolumbkille Castle [Glencolumbkille South] Castle Gleninagh Castle
Glensleade Castle [Granaghan More] Castle Inchiquin Castle
[Kilkee Upper] Castle Kilkeedy Castle Kilkishen Castle
[Killinaboy Castle] King Torlough’s Castle Knopoge Castle
Leamaneh Castle Liscannor Castle Lisdoonvarna Castle
Magowna Castle [Maryfort or Lismeehan] Castle Milltown Castle
Mooghaun Castle Mountcashel/Ballymulcashel Castle Muckinish Castle
Newtown Castle [Drumcreehy] O’Dea’s Castle [Old Ground] Tower House
Rath Castle Rathlaheen Castle Rossmanagher Castle
Rosroe Castle Shallee Castle Skaghard Castle
Smithstown/Ballynagowan Castle [Drumline] [Smithstown] Castle [Kilshanny] Teerovannan Castle
Tirmicbran Castle Tomgraney Castle Tromra Castle
Trough Castle  [Turkenagh] Castle  
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