Ardrahan, County Galway
This historic Irish Castle was probably built by the De Burgo family in the late 14th/ early 15th century. This fortified tower house comes with four acres of land, is situated next to the old Sligo/ Limerick railway line.
It now stand at a height of about 40 feet and is about 30ft x 25ft length and breath respectively.
The ground apartment has a pointed vaulting and to the right of the 5ft square hallway a pointed door leads tot e circular stone stair. The doorway (pointed) on the left of the hallway opens to a small apartment over which there is a similar on which is entered from the stair by a pointed doorway. The second storey is also vaulted and the stair continues to the top of this vaulting which is now the op of the castle. The second floor hosts a fireplace.
The stair is lighted by several narrow slits. Each wall has a headed light 6” wide. They give light to the second storey. There is a narrow round-headed cut-stone opening near the top of the N.Wall. It has a chamfered moulding. The entrance doorway is pointed.
Ballymaquiff lies less than a mile away from Drumharsna Castle, and both keeps have similar hallways, windows and vaultings. Both castles were owned by the French family in the seventeenth century.
For more details about Ballymaquiff Castle , please visit Premier Properties Ireland