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Annaghdown Castle   -   Corrandulla
 
 
       
Annaghdown Castle was erected on the east shore of Lough Corrib by the O'Flaherty Clan in the late 14th century. It is exceedingly well built, and, like all the castellated remains in this district, batters gradually at the base.

The entrance, on the south face, is by a pointed-arch doorway, strongly fortified by all the defensive contrivances of the period, and the character of the warfare of the time.

Annaghdown Castle County Gaway Ireland

 
To the left of the porch is a long flag-roofed guard-room and square door. Two other doorways with angle-arched heads open, one into a small chamber, and the other into the winding stone stairs that gave access to the upper portion of the building. In the roof of the porch is the usual poll-na-morrough, through which missiles might be poured on those who had so far gained access to the inside.
Annaghdown Castle.

In the thickness of the wall is a square tube leading from the outer door-jamb, and which was probably used for communicating with those beyond, like a modern acoustic apparatus. Other flues of a like nature, but larger, exist in different parts of the building, and also passages formed in the thickness of the walls. The corbels that supported the floors and the chimney breasts are still in situ, and the garde robe is on the north face.

 

 
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