Athenry Castle

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This restored 13th-century fortification was originally built by Meiler de Bermingham and is located within the heritage town of Athenry. Richard de Burgo granted a charter to Meiler de Bermingham in 1235 and shortly afterwards, de Bermingham started building his castle at Athenry. Probably completed by 1250, it consists of a three-story tower surrounded by the remains of a strong outer wall and is entered at first-floor level through an unusually decorated doorway.

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