Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ballinafad Castle

Located just off the main N4 not far from Boyle, the castle is known as the Castle of the Curlews.
The castle is thought to have been built around 1590 to protect the pass over the Curlew Hills.
It was modelled on a 13th-century plan, Originally the Castle had four storeys and four towers of which three are still visible.
This ruin is well worth a visit and has easy access but beware during the winter the field can be very soft.