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"The Watch Tower" ~ A small watch tower marks the outside corner of the inner bawn of Aughnanure Castle in County Galway, Ireland. Remnants of the outer wall still stand in the distance, while a small portion of the castle frames the right side of this photograph. Built around 1500, the castle is intact, with its six stories still standing prominently on the banks of the Drimneen River. The watch tower is about 15' (5m) in diameter.
Read more on my blog, "Galway, Part III"
At the most westerly point of mainland Ireland, the Coumeenoole townlands of the spectacular Dingle Peninsula overlook the North Atlantic Ocean.