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Attractions in Loughrea County Galway Ireland
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Cloghan Castle
Cloghan Castle has stood on these lands for over 800 years. Originally built as an out-post fortification in the 12th century, the castle was last inhabited by Hugh deBurgo in the 15th century, one of the most ancient and influential families in Irish history, a son of Walter de Burgo, Earl of Ulster.

Isserkelly Castle - Kilchreest
This fortress is an archetypal 16th century tower house nestled majestically at Kilchreest, Loughrea. Originally a 14th century O'Kelly stronghold, which later became the main residence of the McHubert Burke family from the 16th century.

Pallas Castle - Tynagh
Possibly the best-preserved tower-house in a county which has many well-preserved examples. The tower is 5 storeys high, with the third storey vaulted. Beside having a guard's room, and a 'dog's hole', the ground floor has an oven which was added later.

Loughrea Cathedral
St. Brendan's Catholic Cathedral in Loughrea is arguably one of the country's greatest contributions to European art of the twentieth century. It is an absolute must for anyone interested in modern Irish stained glass.
 

The Turoe Stone
The Turoe Stone, located near Loughrea, is one of the most instantly recognisable examples of ancient art in Ireland. It is the best example, from a select few surviving examples, of a Celtic art style called La Tène.

 

 

 

 
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