Home

Who
What
Where
When
Why
Barnaderg Castle
 

County

Galway

Coordinates

N 53° 29' 01.44"   W 008° 43' 48.36"

Nearest town

Tuam

Grid Ref.

M 51542 48438

Map No.

46

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

56

Date of visit

Tuesday 23 June 2015

GPS Accuracy (m)

4
Show Google Map              Show Monuments in the area

    
    
    
PREVIOUS      NEXT
The castle is in a field past two walls and gates.


Barnaderg Castle was built in the 15th or 16th century by Malachy O’ Kelly, the same who built Garbally castle and other castles in the area.
He married Fionnuala O’Connor, daughter of Cathal Craobh Dearg O’Connor. Both are buried in Abbeyknockmoy.
The name Barnaderg is from the Irish "Bearna Dhearg" that means "Red Gap"
The castle stands on a low mound in the field and it seems that once it had a drawbridge. The fields around the castle look prone to be flooded, so it's likely that in the past the castle was protected by the water.
In 1677 all the lands of Barnaderg and Abbeyknockmoy were granted to Nicholas Browne, an Englishman.

Today it's in bad conditions. There are only three sides still standing, the north (20°) wall and parts of the west and east walls. It has four storeys, there were passages inside the wall, just like at Garbally. There are traces of four windows in the north wall and two in the west wall, with a large breach in the lower part of it. The only fine window is the one on the fourth floor in the east wall, which is still mullioned.
The north and east walls still retain most of the original plaster.

The castle is in a private property and permission is to be sought before accessing. The owner takes no responsibility for any damage or accident that could occur during the visit.

We came here for the first time on May 12th, 2000.


Browse by Monument Type
Browse by County
Browse by Date of Visit
Browse by Map Number

A-Z List

Clickable Counties
Clickable OS Maps Grid

Find a Map

Multimap

The days before GPS

The Stones in the Movies

Glossary
Links
Guestbook
FAQ

What's NEW?


Search


Site view counter: 8295945

Copyright © 2003-2020 Antonio D'Imperio
All the photos, the graphics and the texts on this website are automatically copyrighted to me under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works 1886. Any violation of the copyright will be pursued according to the applicable laws.

info@irishstones.org

Powered by AxeCMS/CustomEngine(V0.25.00 build 999) by Sergio "Axeman" Lorenzetti. (C) 2009-2015

counter