17th Century Castle For Sale in Co. Galway
A five bedroom 17th-century castle situated on about 1.1 acres of mature gardens.
Building Energy Rating: Exempt
Last update: 6th February 2019
Agent: Premier Properties Ireland
Contact: Helen Cassidy
Tel.: +353 (0)94 954 6868
Mobile: +353 (0)87 2463748
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It’s not often that one gets to buy your own home with its very own castle but Killeen Castle in Castlegar is now available. It is a beautifully positioned habitable castle, situated in a charming country location, yet just 7 mins drive to the centre of Galway with its vibrant shopping, fine dining and cultural events. The residence is steeped in history – the Tower part of the residence dates back to the 1500s when it was built by Redmond Burke of the Blake/Burke family with the centre portion of the property built in the 1800s – the additional extension was architecturally designed and added in 2001.
Described in the recent past by an archaeologist as “A small but very well formed stone-built castle, rising to four floors and in good structural condition”. The Ground floor has two entrances, both having rounded arches. There is a barrel vault (ceiling) to the ground floor and second floor chambers. A spiral staircase leads to the three floors above, with a narrower stone stairs leading to a wall-walk at parapet level. The third floor is lit by twin ogee-headed windows in each wall.
The property is located in the Castlegar area three miles outside of Galway city on the Claregalway / Tuam Road. From the roof of the tower you can see Croagh Patrick to the north, Galway Racecourse to the east and the Burren to the West.
Approximate location of Killeen Castle, Castlegar, Co. Galway