Aughinish Tower

Aughinish Tower

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Aughinish Tower is a Martello tower at Aughinish, County Clare, Ireland dating back to March 1811 when 6 acres (24,000 m2) of land for the site was purchased from a Major Lynch. While the Aughinish Tower is the same design as the Finavarra Tower, its small ordnance storage building no longer exists. This structure was previously recorded as being located just west of the tower. The tower itself had accommodation for one officer and thirty-nine men on the first floor. It also contained a basement water tank, a magazine, cellar and store at ground level. An original twenty four pound cannon was still in place until 1992. In the 1950s, townspeople from Aughinish used the tower for dancing and Ceilidh. The parties were held on special occasions such as Christmas, Easter, and for local weddings. People from New Quay often rowed across the inlet to attend the gatherings.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135799347
  • 9786135799347