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Ballykine Castle    Clonbur
 
 
One of a series of five fortifications, it was originally owned by the O'Kynes but eventually passed from one Sir Richard O'Donnell to Sir Benjamin Guinness, and thus became part of the great Guinness estates.

Architecturally, this castle has some interesting doorways. One enters this castle by entering the demesne via the Red Gate which is 1.5km east of Clonbur village.
Ballykyne Castle Clonbur Co Galway

In 1571 it was seized for the Crown by Fitton, the then President of Connacht. For a period the de Burgos held it and later gave it to the Mac Donnells (Scottish Mercenaries) as service booty or Bonnacht. Eventually it passed from one Sir Richard O'Donnell to Sir Benjamin Guinness and so became part of the great Guinness estate. Architecturally, the castle has some puzzling features. The trabeated doorway with its inclined jambs pre-dates the rest of the structure by some 900 years. One also notices that certain sections of the stonework are not bonded together as a unit - a feature which suggest later additions to the original building.

 
 
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