Garbally House

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Garbally House is an elegant house built by Lord Clancarty in the 17th century. It has two floors and fine views over Ballinasloe. It is situated beside Garbally College (Garbally Court), which is a secondary school in Ballinasloe County Galway. It has a spire, pond, steps (that have no use but are nicknamed the 40 steps) and tunnels (that are closed) on its grounds.

It was once used as a hospital by the English after the Battle of Aughrim, 1691. Following the secession of the Irish Free State from the United Kingdom in 1921, the House along with the surrounding land which constituted Garbally Park was sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clonfert, transferring ownership of all fixed assets to the Catholic Church. The following year in 1922 St. Joseph's College, the diocesan second level school of Clonfert, moved its premises to Garbally Park, henceforth being commonly referred to as Garbally College. Until 2008, the house served as residence to boarding students at Garbally College until the boarding of students at the College came to an end in the same year.

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