Fiddaun Castle

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Fiddaun Castle
Fiodh Duin
Fiddaun (01).JPG
Fiddaun Castle
Fiddaun Castle is located in Ireland
Fiddaun Castle
General information
Status in ruins
Type tower house
Location near Tubber, County Galway
Country Ireland
Estimated completion mid-16th century
Reference no. 206 [1]

Fiddaun Castle is a tower house in Tubber, County Galway, close to the border of County Clare in Ireland. It is a National Monument of Ireland.

Name[edit]

Fiodh Duin means "wood of the fort" in Irish.[2]:15

Geography[edit]

Fiddaun Castle is situated between Lough Doo and Lough Aslaun near the modern village of Tubber.

History[edit]

Fiddaun is a mid-16th century Irish tower house in the Kiltartan barony of the Uí Fiachrach Aidhne, one of four O'Shaughnessy castles.

Fiddaun was most likely built by Sir Roger Gilla Dubh Ó Seachnasaigh, as he is the first mentioned living there and it is not known before his time.[3]

Today[edit]

This tower house is most noted for its well preserved inner bawn wall. It is located on private land and maintained by the Office of Public Works.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monuments in County Galway
  2. ^ Roche, D. The Clare Guide - Official Irish Tourist Board Guide. Bord Failte. 
  3. ^ Fahey, J. (1893). The History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Kilmacduagh. M. H. Gill & son. p. 253. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 

Coordinates: 53°0′38″N 8°52′43″W / 53.01056°N 8.87861°W / 53.01056; -8.87861