Tag Archive: Galway

Galway’s ‘missing’ 13th century castle found in medieval quarter

Irish Castle Dig

Sections of Galway’s earliest stone castle which shaped the development of the medieval port have been discovered during restoration of a 15th century manor house in the city. Limestone walls forming the “missing” castle, built in 1232, were located by an archaeological team during preparatory work on the disused building on Quay Street, which has…

Medieval Irish castle is glioblastoma patient’s gift to others

Corofin Castle

Paul Roberts is a lucky man. The glioblastoma multiforme patient has long outlived the dire prognosis he was handed more than six years ago when he was diagnosed with this incurable form of brain cancer. Grateful for the time he’s had, the native of Ireland has purchased a medieval castle — Corofin Castle in County…

Galway’s medieval churches at risk

Galway Medieval church Saint Nicholas | Medieval Archives

Galway’s medieval churches could be under threat from ivy and an increase in rainfall, according to the author of a new survey. Surveyor Simon Large was contracted by Clare County Council to carry out a comprehensive study of the churches in County Clare and found that a third of the 170 churches examined had disappeared…

Challenges of Castle Ownership

The idea of welcoming dinner guests across a drawbridge may be romantic, but if your home is a European castle, the maintenance costs can be daunting. When Malcolm Goodbody heard that the 15th-century, 230-square-meter Dunsandle Castle in County Galway, Ireland, and its surrounding 20 forested hectares were up for sale, he knew he had to…