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This place is likely off the beaten path for most, but as it fit into our drive from Galway to Donegal, we figured why not?!
The place is marked with signage and you take a narrow one lane driveway past some farmhouses to a small...More
In all my travels through Erin (I visited 12 times so far) I include some searches for that pagan figure called Sheela Na Gig. Not only is it an intreging artefact but in doing so it gives direction to my planning. When I found information...More
My Mom was an O'Gara whose family was from Glencolumbcille Donegal Ireland. It is said that their ancestors came from Sligo in the mid 1700's. The grounds were facinating to us. I had my family with me, my husband, both my daughters and my son...More
The ancient castle of the Gara's looms up out of the fields as you round a bend in the road; it is almost unexpected, like somebody dropped it here from outer space. The castle is so out-of-scale with the small fields that is surprises you,...More
My mother is a Gara and visited the castle in 1973. I visited in 1995. It is a ruin, surrounded by livestock fields, overlooking a graveyard offering eternal rest for many O'Garas and Garas, with a distant view of Lough Gara. The spot is peaceful...More