kids encyclopedia robot

Cloonacauneen Castle facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Cloonacauneen Castle
Cloonacauneen Castle.jpg
Type tower house
Location County Galway, Ireland
Height 50 feet (15 meters)
Built 15th century
Architectural style(s) Norman-style

Cloonacauneen Castle is a restored 15th-century tower house with an attached wing. It is privately-owned, and is located in the northeast outskirts of Galway city in County Galway, Ireland.

History

Cloonacauneen Castle Interior
A common room inside the castle

The castle was built in the 15th century. By 1914, it had fallen into disrepair. In 1963, a restoration effort was started by the Lenihan family, which saw the roofs of the castle and guest house replaced and the battlements raised back to their original height.

Unusually, the castle's owners have been recorded since as early as 1574, when it was owned by Richard Beag Burke.

Modern usage

The castle nowadays primarily functions as a restaurant and pub, tourist destination, and hotel. It is commonly used for events such as weddings and corporate functions.

kids search engine
Cloonacauneen Castle Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.