School: An Clochán (B)

Location:
Clifden, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An Br. Angelo Mac Shámhais

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Clifden Castle

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 285

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The ancient Castle built by John D'arcy is ideally situated on the shores of the Atlantic. The D'arcy family towhich John D'arcy belonged were at one time very wealthy and owned all the land from here to Ballyinahinch. Like many families they fell on dark and evil days. In 1850 their estates were sold and purchased by Thomas
Eyre. The Eyres were a well known catholic family. It is interesting to know that Clifden Castle was built years before the town of Clifden. In 1814 there was one thatched cottage where Mr. Connolly the solicitor

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Collector
Francis Egan
Gender
male
Address
Clifden, Co. Galway
Informant
Mrs Whelan
Gender
female
Age
71
Language
English