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Carrigaholt Castle

Late 15th century, the castle withstood several sieges until captured by the Earl of Thomond in 1590. In spite of having promised to allow the defenders go free, they were all hanged. The bawn around the castle is supposedly haunted by the ghosts of Visount Clare and his regiment of horse, the “Yellow Dragoons”, raised to assist James II against the Williamites. William Penn, after whom Pennsylvania is named, stayed here on his way to America in 1646.

 The round turret overlooking the harbour was built in the 19th century.
The round turret overlooking the harbour was built in the 19th century.

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The "murder holes" are visible above the doorway
The “murder holes” are visible above the doorway

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