Dunmore Castle

Dunmore Castle

Hubert Birmingham
Dunmore Castle, Co Galway

Archaeologists tell us that originally, Dunmore Castle was more Hall House design. At Dunmore “…the later additions almost completely mask the early Hall-house that dates from c. 1225. The orignal building was lamost certainly only two stories high with a first floor hall and clear evidence for an external wooden stair. It had a special stair in the north-east angle to give accesses to the ground floor and a garderobe in the north-west angle of the hall, tow further floor levels were added to it in the late medieval period, and it has a fireplace at each story above ground level”.1

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Hubert Birmingham
Dunmore Castle, Co Galway

1 David Sweetman, The Hall-House in Ireland, Archaeology Ireland, Autumn 1998