Shrule Castle, on the Galway Mayo border, was built in 1238 (almost 800 years ago) by the Norman deBurgo family. The four outer walls are still standing but there is a significant crack in the stonework in one of them, running nearly the full height of the castle. Much of the stone has been removed around the base of the walls, probably in an attempt to make it fall down so the stone could be used for other purposes. This has significantly destabilised this very old structure.
The inside is now completely 'open plan' but you can see where the floors were and get an idea of how it was laid out. As you approach Shrule village from the Galway side you will see the castle on your right hand side.
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