Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Menlo/Menlough Castle

Estate(s)
Townland Menlough
Civil Parish Oranmore
PLU Galway
DED Galway Rural 41
County Galway
Barony Galway
Description A 17th century tower house with substantial additions. In 1786 Wilson refers to it as the seat of Sir Thomas Blake. Menlo Castle was occupied by Thomas Blake at the time of Griffith's Valuation when it was valued at £30. It continued to be the home of the Blake family until the house was burnt by an accidental fire in 1910 and has been a ruin ever since.
Menlo Castle © Patrick Larkin
Menlo Castle (Photograph courtesy of Dr. Patrick Melvin & Eamonn de Burca)

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