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Banagher Castle | Castle Near Portumna | Banagher Castle Portumna

Banagher Castle, lying on the boarder of counties Galway and Offaly, is a medieval castle which was largely rebuilt in the Napoleonic times in order to be used as a powder store. 

With a Martello tower nearby and a gun mounted on its roof, the castle was used to fortify the Banagher bridge across the Shannon. The interior of the former castle became used as a powder magazine for the gun on the roof and housed a garrison of 20 soldiers. 

The castle fell into disrepair until the 1980’s where considerable restoration work has since taken place.

Location

GPS: 53.193971, -7.993992